Friday, December 11, 2015

Hanging Canyon

This is a hanging canyon. The canyon on the side of this cliff with the trees ends in an undercut cliff. If for some reason you happened to be trying to walk down this canyon, you would have a very complicated situation. It looks like you could continue to walk along the edge of the drop off but there might not a be a way down without backtracking up the canyon. This image dramatically illustrates the difficulty in traveling in this sandstone labyrinth called the Colorado Plateau. This photo was taken in the Capital Reef National Park in Central Utah.

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