The road to the Onyx Springs

Off in the distance, a white slope or cliff can be seen. We spent two days looking for a way to get to it! GPS data not published by request of a Baja naturalist to limit visitors to a fragile site.

A Baja Glacier!

Not ice, but mineral salts! The short hike begins in an arroyo with small onyx boulders laying about.

I'm in the center of this huge field where soda springs are depositing layer upon layer of 'future onyx'.

Here's Chris at the top of the 'onyx glacier' where a grand view of the Sea of Cortez is another reward for our day's discovery. If you come here, please avoid walking on the thin white crystal areas to preserve them for future visitors. Thanks!

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