On the Road is a weekday feature spotlighting reader photo submissions. From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
This series was created by Alain Chamot (1971-2020) as a place to share our adventures and observations, no matter where we are.
It’s Wednesday, so of course we have BillinGlendale. From Bill’s comment that these photos are from only a small portion of Devil’s Punchbowl, I wonder if we are about to have a series on Devil’s Punchbowl, and may soon be calling him 🐾BillintheDevilsPunchbowl? ~WaterGirl
Devil’s Punchbowl is located in the southern Antelope Valley about a hour’s drive from Glendale. It’s a geologic feature formed the the intersection of two faults, the San Andreas fault and the Punchbowl fault. The convergence of these two faults has caused the rock to buckle up though the surface much like Vasquez Rocks but on a much larger scale. These photos are from only a small portion of Devil’s Punchbowl by the visitor’s center on the western edge of the nature area. We hiked down from the visitor’s center to just above the creek that flows though the canyon just east of the visitor’s center.
Heading down into the canyon, the snow on the hills is contrasted with the bare rock of the punchbowl.
As we head down into the canyon this rock makes a perfect subject for an IR shot.
Nearing the bottom of the canyon, you can see the punchbowl to the east.
This rock has pushed out from the bottom of the canyon(if it looks familiar, it’s the same rock as the IR shot, but from a different angle).
IR shot of rock looking up from the base of the canyon.
As we climb out of the canyon we look back to see the rock formation we just hiked by.
As we climb out of the canyon we have a magnificent view of the western portion of the punchbowl. The rest of the punchbowl is east of the ridge you can see at the center.