Sunday, January 4, 2015

Stone People

Just a few days before the photos I took of snow on Lake Powell, I was basking in the warm, brilliant sunlight of the desert on a hike into the Superstition Mountains. Many of the most striking rock formations of the Superstitions are the "Stone People" or columns, sometimes called hoodoos, that line the ridges. This name supposedly comes from Native American legends concerning the origin of these formations. However, this legend is recorded in the book, Farish, Thomas Edwin. History of Arizona. Phoenix, Ariz: [publisher not identified], 1915, page 256.

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