ESPAÑA 2020- HUELVA . Detalle del impresionante e impactante Río Tinto.
El río Tinto nace en la sierra de Padre Caro en Nerva y recorre 100kms por la provincia de Huelva hasta unirse al río Ódiel y ambos desembocar en el Océano Atlántico.
Es muy conocido por los colores rojizos de sus aguas debido a los minerales que contienen sulfuros de metales pesados de los yacimientos a lo largo del Río.
Estos yacimientos son de rocas como la pirita y calcopirita que con el proceso de meteorizacion se oxidan.
Según recorres el río, los colores ocres, rojizos y amarillos, junto con sus siluetas abstractas, hacen que este sitio se parezca más a un lugar del plantea Marte que de la Tierra.
#TheSlot @visitcalifornia says: “Anza-Borrego bares its soul at The Slot. This is the geologic landscape dissected, the earth cut open by time and water. The easy walk through The Slot’s narrow siltstone canyon is a fun desert adventure, like a funhouse attraction created by Mother Nature. Plus it’s just a bit southeast of Borrego Springs, and regular cars can negotiate the dirt access road. The canyon’s entry point isn’t well marked, but it’s obvious. Just follow the plentiful footprints that descend more than 20 feet/6 meters into the crevice, then head left and slightly downhill. Almost instantly the canyon narrows, and you’ll squeeze through walls that occasionally constrict to less than shoulder-width. The Slot’s pink and tan siltstone, magnified by the blue sky above, makes for striking photographs. Not far from the start, you’ll pass under a gravity-defying natural bridge, a boulder precariously lodged in a narrow gap, before the canyon widens and meets up with a Jeep road. Here’s where you retrace your steps to your car, enjoying the magic of The Slot all over again.”
To get to the Slot, you will head down Butte’s Pass road to get to the trailhead. It is passable to most vehicles along the graded washboard road.
The hike itself is half a mile each way, and can get really narrow in some parts - I don’t recommend bringing a huge pack. Also, go in the early morning or near dusk to beat the midday temps, and to get a nice show from the rising/setting sun.
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FIREWALL 🤷🏻♀️ We didn’t bring luck to Yosemite this year. Last 3 days I was in Yosemite hiking some ungodly amount of miles, chasing sunrises, sunsets, stars, waterfalls, reflections, deers, coyotes, bobcats, humans etc. It truly felt like spring out there. There was no snow. I knew a week back that firefall won’t happen because of lack of water in the horsetail fall. But I had already planned to be there and who on earth would miss an opportunity to be in that heavenly place! To all firefall seekers, this is what I captured with Saturday’s sunset. One of the park officials showed me Friday’s pictures he took from his cellphone and that had a different effect than what I captured. So you never know what you are going to get out there 🤷🏻♀️ There is no prediction for any precipitation this week. So it doesn’t look like there is any chance of water in the horsetail fall. Park official also mentioned that they recorded lowest levels of snow in the park in history of California around this time. In any case, I had an awesome time there. It is one of my favorite places to be at. Every time I go there, I hike a few new trails, explore parts I haven’t explored and I still don’t get enough of it. I will be heading back to the park very very soon. As far as firefall goes, I hope we get to witness it next year. Cheers 🙌🏻
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