April 30, 2015

Y is for Yuma

The Yuma Desert is a lower-elevation section of the Sonoran Desert. This area of the desert contains sparse vegetation and has sand dunes. With an average rainfall less than 8 inches each year, it is among the harshest deserts in North America.

Many of you have probably seen this part of the Sonoran Desert but probably didn't realize it. If the sand dunes look a little familiar to you, that may be because the movie Return of the Jedi was filmed there.

Dunes Near Yuma
Photo by Erik Halfacre


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