5 Likes

Inside the Arch at Paul Bunyan's Woodpile, Juab County, Utah, USA
Utah

This unusual rock formation formed when magma invaded the cracks of an ancient collapsed volcano here in central Utah around 30 million years ago.  As the magma cooled, it contracted.  Generally it is easier for the cooling magma to contract vertically than it is to contract horizontally, so numerous cracks occur along the surface of the magma that propagate downward leading to the formation of columns seen here.  In this case, the ancient vertical columns were later turned on their side so that they resemble stacks of wood and give the place it's name, "Paul Bunyan's Woodpile."

Over many many years, the constant freeze/thaw of water within the rock joints has led to the erosion of parts of the wall of one of the "woodpiles" creating a natural arch.

Fellow 360 photographer, Florian Eggenberger, starts his 360 photo next to the arch.  Calvin Jones, Florian and I spent a great afternoon hiking up to the woodpile, taking several 360s there and along the way.

Copyright: John roberts
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 18860x9430
Uploaded: 25/04/2012
Updated: 10/06/2014
Zobrazení:

...


Tags: nature; geology; outdoors; ancient volcano; natural wonder; desert; natural rock arch
comments powered by Disqus

Florian Eggenberger
Paul Bunyan's Woodpile, View of the Arch, Juab County, Utah
Florian Eggenberger
Paul Bunyan's Woodpile, Juab County, Utah
John Roberts
Paul Bunyan's Woodpile, Juab County, Utah, USA
Florian Eggenberger
Paul Bunyan's Woodpile in Juab County, Utah
Calvin Jones
Paul Bunyan's Woodpile view from ridge
Florian Eggenberger
View towards South-West from trail to Paul Bunyan's Woodpile
Calvin Jones
Hike to Paul Bunyan's Wood Pile 2
Calvin Jones
Hike to Paul Bunyan's Wood Pile
John Roberts
White Sands, Little Sahara Recreation Area, Utah, USA
Calvin Jones
Bullion Beck & Champion Mining Company headframe
John Roberts
Jericho, Little Sahara Recreation Area, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Jericho Mountain, Little Sahara Recreation Area, Utah, USA
David Mariotti
Rosa Parks Bus, Henry Ford Museum
Louis-Alexis Fontaine
Mine ochre of bruoux 001
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Istanbul: Yeni Cami - New Mosque
Ramin Dehdashti
The Ali Qoli Aqa Bathhouse
erwan-boisecq
Carnac Yacht Club
Rokyun Ha
Cordillera de la Sal
Konrad Łaszczyński
Chouwara tannery - Fes, Morocco
J-P. Scherrer
Museum of Art and History First Floor Hall
heiwa4126
iPad Eve in Tokyo
H.David Muñoz RV360
Parque Biblioteca España - Medellín Colombia
Ramin Dehdashti
The Ali Qoli Aqa Bathhouse
Rokyun Ha
Puesta de Sol - Salar de Atacama
John Roberts
Bristlecone Pine, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Kasha-Katuwe National Monument, New Mexico, USA
John Roberts
Above the Inversion, Red Butte, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Pipe Spring National Monument, Arizona, USA
John Roberts
Lower West Rim Trail, Zion National Park, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Ensign Peak, SLC, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Twin Knolls, Nebo Loop Scenic Byway, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Yearling Trail, Ocala National Forest, Florida, USA
John Roberts
Lamoille Canyon, Ruby Mountains, Nevada, USA
John Roberts
Red Butte, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Bells Canyon, Sandy, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Azalea Bowl, Callaway Gardens, Georgia, USA
More About Utah

Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America.  Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States.  Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south.  Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.Source: wikipedia