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Old Mar 9, 2014, 5:33 PM   #1
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When down in Borrego Springs a couple weeks ago we took a walk through "The Slot". Borrego Springs is in the area of the San Andreas Fault and although I don't know for sure The Slot may be related. It's basically a crack in the ground about a half mile long. In some areas it's wider than your living room but in other areas you have to turn sideways to squeeze through.









In some areas you walk under big boulders or pinnacles that have gotten wedged as they fell into the slot.









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Old Mar 9, 2014, 11:01 PM   #2
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How interesting , and great shots! Looks like a unique place, but I would hate to be walking through there when an earthquake hits.
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....I remember too many (a couple bad ones) quakes from my years in SoCal to see 'true' personal closeups of the SLOT but I do enjoy your photos of it, great images.
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You mean, like the 6.9 quake they had just yesterday...

I love images from places like this & would probably have to do it given the chance. Awesome formations. We weren't all that far from Eureka, California on our trip last year, which was just east of the epicenter Sunday.
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You mean, like the 6.9 quake they had just yesterday...
I thought about that after the fact. :0
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Thanks for the comments everyone. Not my favorite set as photos go. The harsh light and monotones make it a bit of a challenge. The 7-14 was helpful where the slot got got narrow. I'd like to go back at night sometime.

Interestingly there is a similar spot in Oregon called Crack in the Ground. I haven't been there in years but it's time to go back with a decent camera.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crack_in_the_Ground

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cool shots Chi,

looks alot like the slot canyons in the sandstone out west, I definitely see signs of erosion at play after the initial fissure. Thanks for sharing
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Great pictures chiPersei, looks like it is a great place for a hike, explore and take photographs.

Thank you for posting.
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Nice shots and interesting to see the formations knowing how many years that must have taken to form.
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cool shots Chi,

looks alot like the slot canyons in the sandstone out west, I definitely see signs of erosion at play after the initial fissure. Thanks for sharing
I was thinking the same thing but your shots are MUCH more colorful. Thanks!
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