Arroyo Tapiado (21 photos)

A first visit to Arroyo Tapiado in southern Anza Borrego, together with my friend Detlev. We didn’t really have any plan and just followed to where our curiosity would take us. Turns out it was “Start Canyon”, a side arm of Arroyo Tapiado, and perhaps the most impressive one of them.

Arroyo Tapiado is certainly one of the weirdest, alien places of the desert that I’ve been to (so far). The whole area consists of mud hills and so-called Pseudokarst that make for fascinating abstracts of incredible shapes, textures and forms. As far as I know, it is the only Pseudokarst area in the world with mud caves.

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2 Responses

  1. Chimey, Root&Mudwall, Cave & Mud Falls are all knockouts. I like the mud bridges, too. What great shapes to play with.

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