17. February 2014 20:44
We took a quick day trip out to find the remnants of the ancient petrified forest in the Anza Borrego Desert.
Millions of years ago the landscape of Anza Borrego was quite different. Instead of large expanses of dry desert, the area was covered with rivers, streams, woodlands and creatures long since forgotten. Annual rainfall was estimated to be close to 25 inches or more a year which is a far cry from the current 5-6 inches a year.
The expanding Colorado River delta eventually covered up the forests, burying the trees for millions of years leaving a snapshot in time.
Thanks to a clue from a member of the Anza Borrego Forum, we set ... [More]