360° VR Panoramas of the Deserts of Southern California
Owl Canyon and Rainbow Basin
North of Barstow, San Bernardino County, California

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Approaching Owl Canyon

Approaching Owl Canyon

Approaching Owl Canyon Campground, north of Barstow

Rainbow Basin Natural Area, north of Barstow, California

Date photographed: March 21, 2007
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Campsite at Owl Canyon

Campsite at Owl Canyon

My favorite campsite at Owl Canyon, next to a small Joshua tree. Owl Canyon is a comfortable day's drive from my home in the Bay Area, and a regular stop whenever I travel to the desert.

Owl Canyon Campground, north of Barstow, California

Date photographed: April 16, 2014
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Overview of Rainbow Basin

Overview of Rainbow Basin

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

Rainbow Basin Natural Area, north of Barstow, California

Date photographed: March 22, 2007
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Strata at Rainbow Basin

Strata at Rainbow Basin

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

Rainbow Basin Natural Area, north of Barstow, California

Date photographed: March 22, 2007
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Colorful Cliffs at Rainbow Basin

Colorful Cliffs at Rainbow Basin

Colorful cliffs and badlands at Rainbow Basin, north of Barstow

Rainbow Basin Natural Area, north of Barstow, California

Date photographed: March 22, 2007
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In the Badlands at Rainbow Basin

In the Badlands at Rainbow Basin

Narrow gullies in the barren clay badlands at Rainbow Basin

Rainbow Basin Natural Area, north of Barstow, California

Date photographed: March 22, 2007
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Steep Slopes at Rainbow Basin

Steep Slopes at Rainbow Basin

Deceptively dangerous steep slopes in the mud hills at Rainbow Basin

Rainbow Basin Natural Area, north of Barstow, California

Date photographed: March 22, 2007
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Cliffs at Rainbow Basin

Cliffs at Rainbow Basin

All the badlands ravines end at vertical cliffs in Rainbow Basin

Rainbow Basin Natural Area, north of Barstow, California

Date photographed: March 22, 2007
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