Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns





Hubby and I spent my spring break up in the Sierras last week. One of the spots we stopped to investigate was the Cottonwood charcoal kilns. These kilns were built in the 1800's to transport the charcoal to the nearby mines in the Owens Valley, since they had stripped the area of all trees. We have driven by them many, many times and never stopped to check them out! They are right off Highway 395, above Olancha, so if you get a chance, stop by and see them!

1 comment:

Carolyn Ford said...

Quite interesting...I shall remember that!!!