Monday, August 25, 2014

The Remnants of Erosion

We see the effects of erosion in the iconic photos of the arches and the grand vistas of the Colorado Plateau, but we seldom focus on the more intimate side of erosion. These formations are not more than six feet high and probably would be ignored by any flashy state or local advertising campaign. However, these rocks symbolize all of the reasons I am attracted to the high desert. They are iconic in their own way. They illustrate the capricious nature of the erosional process and the fantastic and unbelievable forms created by wind, water and ice. What is also evident is the efficiency of the process in cleaning up the debris left by erosion.

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