Thursday, September 15, 2011
A Matter of Perspective
The huge marble cliff in Little Cottonwood Canyon, just across the Canyon from Snowbird, is shown in the this photo to give some perspective. This is just one of the many cliffs in this canyon, but its distinctive color makes it stand out from its surroundings. I had a closer view of the cliff in my last post and decided to show how the cliff was part of the Canyon and not the dominant feature. One side note, the presence of limestone/marble in the Canyon invites speculation as to the presence of caves and yes, there are caves in these mountains. Just to the south, lies Timpanogos Cave National Monument. Just to the north, is Neff's Cave, which was once considered the deepest cave in North America. Presently, the deepest cave in the world is Kubera on the coast of the Black Sea at 6,824 feet.