Saturday, May 23, 2015

Honeycomb Cliff

This is the dramatically honeycombed cliff I have ever seen. In fact, this whole canyon was a vast wonderland of rock formations. The canyon is way off the main roads, but the road, at this point at least, is paved. But the road begins in a remote small town in Central Utah called Boulder and ends many miles of dirt roads later. This type of formation has many names: fretting, cavernous weathering, alveoli or alveolar weathering, stone lattice, stone lace or tafoni. I like the name "tafoni" best because there is such a variety, the descriptive names fall short of the reality.

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