Image taken from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, looking south
Just west of Grand Canyon Lodge, and Bright Angel Point
When you look at photos of the Grand Canyon - keep in mind that
you can never see more than 1/4 of the place from any one spot...
It's 277 miles long, 18 miles wide, and 6,000 feet deep.
(The brown layer on the horizon is not smog...
it's wood smoke from a wildfire, off frame to the right...)
For you Geo-Fans...
Alongside the left of the photo - the brightly lit bluff is the southern point of Siegfried Pyre 7,914' (2,412m)
Then you see the very pointy tip of Vishnu Temple 7,829' (2,386m)
Next, and on the ridge closer to us is the sunlit Deva Temple 7,353' (2,241m)
Brahma Temple is next, with its south western edge in the sun 7,851' (2,393m)
The last sunlit prominence on this ridge is Zoroaster Temple, Crowned with Coconino Sandstone caprock 7,129' (2,173m)
Beyond all this, is the beautiful South Rim, with it's colorful layers... by now you know the broad yellow band is Coconino Sandstone. It's topped by the Toroweap Formation, then the Kaibab Formation. Under the Coconino, is the narrow Hermit Shale, then the Supai Group, Redwall Limestone, Temple Butte Limestone, Muav Group, Bright Angel Shale, Tapeats Sandstone and the Vishnu Basement Rocks (Lava Flow).
The prominent peaks in the far distance, from left to right, are Sunset Crater, The San Francisco Peaks, Kendrick Peak, Sitgreaves Mounain, Red Butte, and Bill Williams Mountain.
Whew.... schools out... for now :-)
I'll be without my computer again.... for at least a few days...
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