Trail Head to The Snake Pit
(2D slideshow first. 3D Galleries further down the page will require red–cyan glasses to see the full 3D effect. Click Photos to Enlarge.)
Trek date: 2013 Nov 25
3D Galleries on This Page
- Split Rocks West Parking Area
- Grand Canyon ♦ Screamer Rocks
- Rubicon ♦ For Peter Block ♦ Tulip Rock Corridor
- Southern Area ♦ The Snake Pit
The Long View
Although Split Rock Loop Trail is the centerpiece of this and the next Gallery page, enjoy this distant shot from Eagle Cliff.
THIS IS THE FIRST OF TWO GALLERIES covering the 2-mile Split Rock Loop, a hike that passes through a landscape of uncanny sculpted rock gardens highlighted by my favorite feature, Tulip Rock, as well as The Tooth and Face Rock—three geologic formations with likenesses to their given names.
Because it was well past the noon hour, I headed down the Loop clockwise starting about 2 P.M. on a beautiful late-November day. The trail is well marked by cairns and easy to follow. I gave myself two to two-and-one-half hours since 3D picture taking is a tedious process. The trail can be done in much less time if you stroll along.
The sun spreading its afternoon colors in the western sky, I had it at my back much of the time. Late-autumn deep shadows give Joshua Tree’s formations a spectacular appearance this time of year.
2D Split Rock Loop Part 1 Slideshow
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3D Anaglyph Gallery
Be my guest and download as many of the 3D Anaglyph or 3D Half Side-by-Side photographs as you wish. Note: 3D H-SBS images should only be saved if you have access to a 3D TV.
3D Half Side-by-Side Gallery
Suitable for 3D TV viewing. Half Side-by-Sides avoid the minor Anaglyph anomalies that can occur. Click images to enlarge. 1080p resolution. Or Windows users, right-click and choose SAVE LINK AS.
The 2-mile Split Rock Loop Trail is a must for any traveler to Joshua Tree Park; and if it so happens the late-afternoon sun will be highlighting the myriad rock formations when you are there, I definitely recommend it to those wishing to experience the magic this surreal landscape offers. I hope that you have enjoyed the 3D images!
Temple City, California
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