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photoblog image Palisades of the Desert

Palisades of the Desert

Paleozoic Strata exposed for you on 

The Eastern Wall of The Grand Canyon

with Cedar Mountain and the Painted Desert beyond,

and the Mighty Colorado River nearly seven thousand

feet below. From Cape Royal, at the tip of the Walhalla

Plateau, you can see the ten major rock layers of the Canyon.

 

(I find the names of the Grand Canyon features

so beautiful... I love researching and learning them!)

 

Palisades of the Desert

Paleozoic Strata exposed for you on 

The Eastern Wall of The Grand Canyon

with Cedar Mountain and the Painted Desert beyond,

and the Mighty Colorado River nearly seven thousand

feet below. From Cape Royal, at the tip of the Walhalla

Plateau, you can see the ten major rock layers of the Canyon.

 

(I find the names of the Grand Canyon features

so beautiful... I love researching and learning them!)

 

comments (15)

  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 26 Jul 2016, 01:12
I never tire of GC...am ready to start my book! This is gorgeous.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Me neither, Bonnie!!

I'm so pleased your going to get that book done!

Thank you!
  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 26 Jul 2016, 01:13
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ray!

(Well... if you look closely... you'll see the Colorado River snaking through a small portion of this image... it's nearly seven miles below the rim of the East face of the Canyon - referred to as the Palisades of the Desert. So that wall you see - -is just under seven miles high!)

Oh for Heavens' sake! I've just realized what I said - why would I say 7 miles, when I mean 7000 feet??? Forgive my little overworked brain!!!!!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 26 Jul 2016, 05:02
C'est très beau, j'aime ces couleurs roses.
  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 26 Jul 2016, 07:45
It is beautiful...and, grand in every sense, Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Jul 2016, 07:53
Aha - I can see the river down there, it helps to compute the scale of this immense thing
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 26 Jul 2016, 07:55
It must ave been fun to name them, Elizabeth
It is so grand Elizabeth!
Simply stunning E
Breath taking Elizabeth.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Jul 2016, 11:07
Very beautiful Elizabeth, a masterpiece.
It is amazing that the layers are so horizontal as sometimes layers are at angles when the earth has moved so much.
To think this was built up layer by layer all those millions of years ago.
Fantastic image, what a shame we can't all gather there for an SC get-together.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Jul 2016, 19:38
I understand well why you find the names so beautiful - what a grandious, breathtaking mountainscape!
Sublime...

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