Rocks, Food, Rain

Road to Canyon

A road that goes close to the canyon entrance.

Canyon
Canyon

I planned to go along the canyon bottom but decided to walk along adjacent hills instead. There were many interesting rock formations there.

Shelves
Shelves
Shelves Close Up
Shelves Close Up

These shelves are about one half inch thick. The bottom one is one foot or so from the ground.

Blue Shelves
Blue Shelves

I went up a tributary to the canyon and found shelves of this blue stone with many eroded fragments.

Deposit Formation
Deposit Formation
Formation Closer
Formation Closer
Formation Close Up
Formation Close Up

Farther up the tributary I saw this formation of material deposited in this complex shape. It is about two feet (0.61 meters) tall.

Sand Castles
Sand Castles

I climbed out out of the tributary and the terrain was dirt and rocks and hills. Sand towers like these form in arroyos. These are about 1 to 2.5 feet tall (0.31 to 0.76 meters).

Green River
Green River

This intermittent stream had a layer of green pebbles on the bottom.

Bridge
Bridge

ATV bridge made of railroad ties. A light rain started soon after this so I put on my plastic poncho and headed for the main canyon.

Flowers
Flowers
Boulder
Boulder
Stove
Stove

I walked along the main canyon toward the entrance and saw flowers. Then I went up a tributary of the main canyon and found this boulder. The rain had stopped and it was sunny. The boulder provided a shield from wind so I set up some rocks, a can of Sterno, and a canteen to boil water for the camp food which was a gift (thank you).

Boulder Panorama
Boulder Panorama

While the camp food brewed I explored the area. The canyon floor had interesting formations. In the photo above the boulder is on the right.

Panorama
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Round Formation
Round Formation
Platelets
Platelets
Platelets
Platelets

I saw an eroded area with this round formation. The cup in the middle is about four inches across and had pebbles of eroded material in it. This might be how Indian wells form. Once the pebbles are there they grind the hole. The same area had collections of platelets.

I returned to the boulder and ate the camp food, chili mac with beef, which was good. I left my spoon at home so I ate it with my fingers then washed my hands with sand. Then I went back to the truck.

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