Ancient Waters in a Dry Land - Palm Springs, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 33° 48.761 W 116° 38.288
11S E 533491 N 3741446
One of many interpretive signs at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in Palm Springs, California.
Waymark Code: WM17RX8
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 03/30/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Blue J Wenatchee
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The sign says, "The desert valley far below you has been covered by water many times. Periodic flooding by the Colorado River left huge lakes that slowly evaporated. The last natural lake, Lake Cahuilla, dried up about three hundred years ago. Also, seawater has invaded the area once or twice from the Gulf of California. Sediment laid down in the valley by wind and water is now more than two miles thick, and forms some of the richest farm land in the world."
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): 30.00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: yes

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