The Badlands in Anza Borrego State Park in Southern California formed about 4 million years ago.
The unique topography is primarily sandstone, mudstone and claystone.
This whole area was once an ancient sea, and fossils abound in this arid part of the desert.
“The Badlands may be the best place in North America to view sediments from the Pliocene and Pleistocene Epochs.”
The maximum summer temperature recorded here was was 122F .
The hottest I have experienced was 119F.
In the spring, fall and winter though, the Badlands are temperate and comfortable, good for hiking and exploring.
Cheers to you from The Borrego Badlands~