Here a two photos from some red rock areas in northern Arizona in February. The striking layer of red rock is a reddish sandstone. These formations are amazing with the many layers and textures among them.
Here are some rocks of the Colorado Plateau. Various and colorful, they formed deep within the earth, the uplift and tilt of the region began 70 million years ago with the largest uplift happening 5.5 million years ago, rising 3,000 feet above the landscape. Thus the area of diverse stones throughout the region. I took… Read More MACRO ROCKS
The Grand Canyon is in northern Arizona and it is 1904 square miles on the Colorado Plateau. The Grand Canyon was formed by the Colorado River, which flows west through the canyon. It took three to six million years to form, erosion still continues to alter its landscape. The canyon is 277 miles long, 18… Read More GRAND CANYON (part 1)
There are many areas in the western United States to be considered a desert. A desert can generally be defined as a region with a sparse amount of water, with an annual rainfall of fewer than 9.75 inches. The high desert reference is generally considered inland areas with high-elevation of at least 2000 feet or more above sea level. There are… Read More THE HIGH DESERT