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Glossary of Terms & Definitions
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Bajada

A broad, sloping deposit caused by the joining together of alluvial fans.

Lower slopes of mountains characterized by loose sediment and poor soil development.

Bajada - Joshua Tree National Park


Also see:
ALLUVIAL FAN, ALLUVIUM, PEDIMENT

Usage:

    Physiography

    ...Cedar Wash cuts through a joshua tree covered landscape of a broad alluvial apron (a bajada) grading down slope from the Providence Mountains (left) to the ...

    Pediments and Alluvial Fans

    ...Typically the fans formed by multiple canyons along a mountain front join to form a continuous fan apron, termed a piedmont or bajada. ...

    Pinyon Well Junction

    ...This is the alluvial fan at the upper end of the bajada at Alluvial Fans and Bajadas described previously. Further up this canyon is the site of Pinyon Well ...

    Desert Spiny Lizard

    ...This species is found primarily on rocks and in sandy desert on the lower bajada slopes, A dark, large head, a black shoulder wedge, heavy limbs, ...

    Malapai Hill

    ...A bajada is created when alluvial fans merge into a single slope. Eventually, a bajada may become buried deeply underground and consolidate into sedimentary ...

    Bajada Nature Trail

    Joshua Tree National Park ...Colorado Desert Plants....

    Mushroom Rock & Lake Manly Terrace

    There is also a great view of the Panamint Range and its bajadas from this vantage ... In any case, the major fan and bajada surfaces in Death Valley ...

    Kingston Range Wilderness

    A bajada slopes south from the range, draining into the Kingston Wash. A small stand of white fir grows at the upper elevations of Kingston peak, ...

    Stepladder Mountains Wilderness

    Flat bajadas covered by creosote bush scrub form the remaining 85 percent of ... The bajadas and larger washes within the Stepladder Mountains Wilderness ...

    Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness

    The east portion is mountainous while the west portion is a vast alluvial slope or bajada. Elevations range from 1400 feet at the desert floor to the rugged ...

    Geology Tour Road

    8_ Alluvial Fans and Bajadas. Alluvial fans are made up of sand, gravel and rock which . ... This is the alluvial fan at the upper end of the bajada . ...

    Hollow Hills Wilderness

    NATURAL RESOURCES: A gentle bajada interlaced with washes slopes to the west toward Silver Dry Lake. To the east, low rolling hills lead to the Turquoise ...

    Detachment Fault

    When visiting this area in the late afternoon, as one looks west across the valley, on can see Pleistocene lake shorelines on the bajada surfaces coming ...

    Mojave Desert

    A mountain top, a sprawling bajada, a twisting arroyo or a stand of joshua. The lighting is perfect -- sunset, sunrise or even during a storm. ...

    Warm Spring

    For the next nine miles, the road is descending a broad bajada which is often very rocky. At about the 10-mile point, there is a large pile of rocks ...

    Turtle Mountains Wilderness

    NATURAL RESOURCES: Broad, open bajadas, eroded volcanic peaks, spires and cliffs converge to form the Turtle Mountains Wilderness. ...

    Rodman Mountains Wilderness

    Colorful escarpments, calico-colored mountains, maze-like canyons and broad, majestic bajadas come together here. Steep canyons and cliff-like walls form ...

    Owens Peak Wilderness

    Vegetation varies considerably with a creosote desert scrub community on the bajadas, scattered yuccas, cacti, annuals, cottonwood and oak trees in the ...

    Pahrump Valley Wilderness

    The range is rugged, with many canyons, bajadas and winding washes. Elevations range from 2720 feet to a 4569-foot summit. The California, Mesquite and ...

    Resting Springs Range Wilderness

    Vast bajadas sweep up to the picturesque north-south spine of the Resting Spring Mountain Range. Eagle Mountain, an isolated peak, juts abruptly from the ...

    Kiavah Wilderness

    NATURAL RESOURCES: This wilderness encompasses the eroded hills, canyons and bajadas of the Scodie Mountains Unit within the Sequoia National Forest -- the ...

    Dead Mountains Wilderness

    The mountains give way to sweeping bajadas that gradually slope toward the Piute Valley in the west and the Colorado River on the east. ...

    Malpais Mesa Wilderness

    To the east, gently sloping bajadas rise to meet the rugged volcanic lava flow of Malpais Mesa. Vegetation also takes on many forms: creosote, ...

    Whipple Mountains Wilderness

    Flowing westward from these colorful spires and domes are bajadas with isolated lava rock masses and red sandstone outcrops. Sonoran creosote bush scrub and ...

    Old Woman Mountains Wilderness

    Be prepared for dry walks across extensive bajadas and up long, sandy washes. Do not depend on mapped springs for water, and remember to carry one gallon of ...

    Nopah Range Wilderness

    Creosote bush scrub cacti, yucca and other desert shrub species cover the bajadas, giving the mountains their barren character. ...

    Mesquite Wilderness

    Plant species include creosote brush sage on the bajadas to blackbrush and Joshua trees at the higher elevations ...

    South Nopah Range Wilderness

    Gently rolling alluvial fans and bajadas on the east and west sweep up to the south end of the rugged folds of the Nopah Mountain Range. ...

    Pediments and Alluvial Fans - Mojave Desert

    Typically the fans formed by multiple canyons along a mountain front join to form a continuous fan apron, termed a piedmont or bajada. ...
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