Day 182: Exploring “The Slot” in Anza Borrego SP

Yessir, another beautiful morning in Anza Borrego State Park:

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After homeschool, we headed out of town to explore “The Slot”, a Slot Canyon in the Southeastern corner of the park.  The canyon starts out moderately narrow:

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There are a couple narrow spots:

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Flash floods carve interesting patterns into the canyon walls:

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At last we reached the narrow section:

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Even for our daughter, it was a tight fit:

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After 100 yards or so we popped out into a wider section:

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We walked out for half a mile into what became a more conventional canyon, then turned back:

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On the way back, we were passed by a tour jeep.  The driver managed to get it surprisingly far up the canyon:

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At one point we realized we were being watched.  This fellow was about five inches across:

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The canyon walls are made up of many layers, some of which are composed of a coarse conglomerate:

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From the top, it doesn’t look like much:

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We arrived back at the RV towards sunset, and decided to drive a couple miles North of where we are parked to Clark Lake.  Not the best fishing this time of year, I guess.  It’s a storied area, the lake once hosted a military airfield and later a radio observatory:

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There’s also an abandoned mining facility at the edge of the lake:

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Another great day at Anza Borrego!

Day 181: Schooling and Biking
Day 183: Font’s Point trip

2 thoughts on “Day 182: Exploring “The Slot” in Anza Borrego SP

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