Digital-Desert : Mojave Desert
Desert Gazette --- The Way of Things --- Visit us on Facebook ~
ecology: wildlife - plants - geography: places - MAPS - map/sat - roads & trails: route 66 - old west - communities - weather - book store
ghost towns - gold mines - parks & public lands: wilderness - native culture - history - geology: natural features - glossary - comments



---------
Donate!
---------

Titus Canyon Geology

Titus Canyon Mouth

GF2j. Location/Access:
(36o 49.318’N, 117o 10.443’W) The mouth of the canyon and the end of the one-way road is 0.6 miles down canyon from the megabreccia. This is 23.2 miles since the beginning of the road at the paved Nevada Highway 374. It is an additional 2.5 miles to the pavement from here but the road is two-way. Best Time: Anytime before late afternoon.

Geology: You are now at the end of the one-way road and there is a broad view of the north-central area of Death Valley beyond. One has a good view of Tucki Mountain and the area around the dune field near Stovepipe Wells to the south. There is also a good view of the Cottonwood Mountains to the west. Looking back towards the lower entrance to Titus Canyon, you will notice that it is not particularly obvious. This becomes truer as you drive towards the paved highway below. In fact, from the highway or across the valley, the lower entrance can barely been seen. This is due to two facts. First, the lower portion of the canyon twists and turns so that there is no obvious view directly up the axis of the canyon. Secondly, the large alluvial fan just north of Titus Canyon’s fan is at a higher elevation and thus appears more significant. This is a good place to note that the size of an alluvial fan depends primarily upon the square miles of drainage basin above the hourglass narrows.



ecology: wildlife - plants - geography: places - MAPS - map/sat - roads & trails: route 66 - old west - communities - weather - book store
ghost towns - gold mines - parks & public lands: wilderness - native culture - history - geology: natural features - glossary - comments
Burning House
Art Studio
Apple Valley, CA
Mountain Hardware
Your Full Service Hardware Store
Wrightwood, CA
Grizzly Cafe
* Family Owned in Wrightwood *
Great Food - Friendly Folks - Great Service
Country Life Realty
Mountain Homes for Sale
Wrightwood, CA
Custom Search
-


Abraxas Engineering
privacy
Copyright ©Walter Feller. All rights reserved.
Desert Gazette