Sunday, August 25, 2013

Geo 365: August 25, Day 237: All in All, Another Look at The Wall

From the May trip with Dana, this is the feature that locals call "The Wall." It really is an imposing feature: tall, vertical, and harder than Tyee sandstone normally is. It's also quite linear- the apparent bowing is due to assembling the panorama. Unfortunately, weathering and the growth of a shrubbery over the last couple of decades have largely obscured the clues you need to answer the puzzle, "what is the origin of this feature?" Location is uncertain, but if you drive from Harlan to Elk City along the Harlan Road, keeping an eye to the right side of the road, it's easy to find.

Panorama stitched in HugIn, otherwise unmodified. May 6, 2013.


Hollis said...

darn plants! ;-)

Lockwood said...

You can still get at the tell-tale clue pretty easily, but it's not as obvious or natural choice any more. You kind of need to know where to look, rather than just happening to wander to the right spot. It's also shaded, so lichen/moss/algae have muted some important characteristic- like color.