San Diego is feeling much more like home now that I have gathered some friends that love to get out and explore the great outdoors with me. I feel so fortunate to live in a place with such a variety of beautiful landscapes, and even more fortunate to have great people to enjoy it with. Thanks friends!
Last weekend we took a drive out east out near the tiny town of Ocotillo in Imperial County to do some exploring in a place called Domelands. The scenery is amazing and unearthly; we felt sort of like Jawas wandering around on Tatooine. Millions of years ago the area was seabed, and evidence of that is everywhere if you look closely at the different layers of compacted earth and seashells that make up the cliffs. We even found some very intact fossilized clams and sand dollars. Even the sparse plant life, particulary the ocotillos, look like plants you would find underwater. Its all very strange, considering that this area is now about a 2 hour drive from the coast. Enjoy these photos I took along the way, and get out there and do some exploring of your own!