Valle de Cirios

This valley extends for miles through the mountains north of Guerrero Negro. The terrain is very similar to that of Joshua Tree National Park and there even are a few odd joshua trees present, but the namesake cirio tree is the real star. I think it is indigenous to this region. The word means taper candle in Spanish which is what the trees look like although some of them are well over 50 feet tall. What strikes me as I look through the photos, is the illusion of scale. The rounded rocks look like they should be the size of an ordinary garden rock and the rest of the vegetation doesn’t have a real defining scale, so my car ends up looking like a miniature. I took some videos there also which also give the same warped sense of scale.

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