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At the bottom of the longest and deepest slot canyon in the world, Buckskin Gulch, exists a mile long stretch of sludge that never evaporates. This is called The Cesspool. Here’s a look at how water created this tremendous slot canyon that is eternally in the making.

This is the first webisode from my new desert project with Death Valley Jim called Scorched Secrets of the American Desert (also Facebook.com/scorchedsecrets).  In the future we will show you the whole trip through Buckskin Canyon, but this video features my favorite part, The Cesspool. I loved it because it gives you a first-hand look at how water is at this very minute eroding the canyon.  It is primordial and unfathomable by our sense of time.  This is why I love nature travel.  The power of natural processes are so enormous that it annihilates my sense of self and makes me feel one with eternity.

 

 

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