Monthly Archives: April 2010

Erosion

The cliff formations at Red Rock Canyon State Park are as impressive up close as they are from a distance.  Some of them resemble the formations in limestone caverns.  But this is eroding sandstone, not accreting carbonate.  These cliffs echo … Continue reading

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Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon State Park is a great place to hike, bird-watch, botanize, and admire the effects of erosion on late Miocene sandstone and tuff. Here are some panoramic views from our recent visit. — — — — — — … Continue reading

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Desert Night Sky

Earlier this week, the family and I spent a few days in the Mojave Desert, at Red Rock Canyon State Park.  The first night was cloudy, rainy, and very windy.  A couple nights later, it was calm, clear, and very … Continue reading

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