Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Geo-Picture-a Day-Week: Grand Canyon National Park

It's finals week for me, and instead of avoiding blogging altogether, Evelyn at Georneys had a fine idea: A geo-picture a day. It's day three, Wednesday, and our subject of the day is one of America's crown jewels. It is immediately recognizable to most people: Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

There is no place like the Grand Canyon. It is such an intricate and precious piece of earth art that I never get tired of the view, and I cherish every chance to visit, every opportunity to hike in its depths. So much geology is laid bare in this place: the rocks exposed in the canyon walls, the existence of the canyon itself, the myriad caverns that grace some of the limestone layers. It's a virtual candy store for geologists.
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