Sonoran Desert Landscape and "Artifacts"

Scenery and "artifacts" around the Sonoran Desert.

Sonoran Desert Landscape and "Artifacts"
Rippled sand in a wash.

The Sonoran Desert is vast and sometimes surprisingly varied. This spot, on the California side of the Colorado River, is stunningly scenic, and disturbingly trashed.

The landscape here, despite the absence of the iconic saguaro cactus (a personal favorite), is among the most scenic desert areas that I have experienced. Sadly, the land is also littered with broken old glass and rusted old cans. Most of this detritus is along the numerous washes in the area and appears to have been carried along from the north during floods.

Rippled sand in a wash.
This Desert Ironwood created a nifty "tunnel" passageway along the wash.
Remains of a Desert Ironwood tree lying in the desert.
Prickly pear cactus in the Sonoran Desert.
A lone, dead Desert Ironwood tree.
These old Desert Ironwood trees often have impressive, gnarled limbs.

Artifacts (aka Vintage Litter)