Friday, August 16, 2013

A Slender Spire

This slender spire of conglomerate is a very unusual formation located in the Kodachrome Basin State Park in south-central Utah. Named in 1949 by members of a National Geographic Association expedition for its spectacular colored rocks and spires. There are no more unusual formations in all of the wonderful rocks of the Colorado Plateau. There are 67 large pipes, such as this one, that scientist believe were made from solidified geyser vents that filled with rubble. It is a marvelous place to camp, hike and explore.

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