Photographer's Note

While heading north out of LA along Highway 14 the landscape is typical high desert. Then suddenly beyond Mojave is the eye catching Red Rock Canyon.
An other wordly area of multi colored desert cliffs, buttes and magical rock formations. This is where the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range collides with the El Paso Range.

The Canyon was important to Native Americans for thousands of years as a trade route. Then in the 1870s the Canyon was a landmark for the Death Valley 20 mule teams heading to the Mojave train connection.

Today it is a California State Park with a campground and numerous hiking trails. California has many State Parks worthy of exploring. Check out State Parks at: www.parks.ca.gov

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Additional Photos by Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1203 W: 1 N: 3169] (13981)
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