Sunday, January 5, 2014

Oasis Discovered in Sheffield Desert

During New Island's brief monsoon season, ponds and oases appear in the dunes of the Sheffield. These are a treat for hikers, especially when encountered accidentally. This pond was found about ten mile northwest of Sand Lakes, or about seven miles north of Buns. See the little green arrow on the map. Of course when hiking in the Sheffield, carry plenty of water.