Virtual Guidebook to the Deserts of Southern California
Owl Canyon and Rainbow Basin
north of Barstow, San Bernardino County California


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Approaching Owl Canyon Campground, north of Barstow

(March 21, 2007)


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Overview from the parking lot, Rainbow Basin Natural Area, north of Barstow

(March 22, 2007)


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A geology field trip favorite, stratigraphy at Rainbow Basin Natural Area, near Barstow

(March 22, 2007)


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Colorful cliffs and badlands at Rainbow Basin, north of Barstow

(March 22, 2007)


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Narrow gullies in the barren clay badlands at Rainbow Basin

(March 22, 2007)


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Deceptively dangerous steep slopes in the mud hills at Rainbow Basin

(March 22, 2007)


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All the badlands ravines end at vertical cliffs in Rainbow Basin

(March 22, 2007)


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