0 Likes

White Rocks Formation, Cedar Mountain Wilderness, Skull Valley, Utah, USA
Utah

The White Rocks feature is plutonic rock, formed from an intrusion of magma that solidified beneath the sedimentary rock of Utah some 40 million years ago.  Erosion of the sedimentary layers over millions of years exposed the harder gray granite to the surface.  In bright sun, the rock looks almost white at a distance.  Up close and in the shade, it takes on a darker gray color.  Lichen covers much of the surface in shades of red and orange.  In the fall, the dry grasses of the surrounding valley shine golden in the slanting light.

Copyright: John roberts
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 17240x8620
Chargée: 12/11/2010
Mis à jour: 10/06/2014
Affichages ::

...


Tags: geology; wilderness; nature; desert; fall
comments powered by Disqus

John Roberts
White Rocks Formation, Cedar Mountain Wilderness, Skull Valley, Utah, USA
John Roberts
White Rocks Formation, Cedar Mountain Wilderness, Skull Valley, Utah, USA
Calvin Jones
Iosepa Cemetery entrance
Calvin Jones
Iosepa Historical Memorial
Calvin Jones
Simpson Springs Pony Express Marker
Calvin Jones
Simpson Springs Pony Express Station
John Roberts
Green volcanic ash rock at Simpson Springs, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Green volcanic ash rock at Simpson Springs, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Horseshoe Springs, Skull Valley, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Dugway Geode Beds, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Salt Evaporation Ponds, Grantsville, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Salt Evaporation Ponds, Grantsville, Utah, USA
Giuliano Bernardi
Ski Alp Race Dolomiti Di Brenta Discesa Bocchetta Dei Camosci
Pablo Castillo - 360Ecuador
Espaniola 6
dieter kik
Wald und Wiesen im Frankenwald, Oberfranken, Bayern 4343
Ignacio Borrego Polanco
Despoblados huesca larrosa
Willy Kaemena
Buergerpark Oct 31, 2011
Magnus Dahlgren
US Capitol, East Front, Dawn
Pablo Castillo - 360Ecuador
Caleta 13
Zoltan Duray
Budmerice castle
Italy Intensives ECU
San Marco Pigeons
yunzen liu
Yunnan luoping rapeseed flowers ——Watching the rape flowers sea sunset 2 at the road of the Golden Rooster peak group
Pablo Castillo - 360Ecuador
Galapagos - Punta Vicente Roca - Isabela Island
Richard Chesher
White Tip Shark Ilot Mato South Reef New Caledonia
John Roberts
City Creek Canyon, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Dinosaur Track, Red Fleet State Park, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Meat Cove, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
John Roberts
White Rocks Formation, Cedar Mountain Wilderness, Skull Valley, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Dugway Geode Beds, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Echo Wash, Lake Mead NRA, Nevada, USA
John Roberts
Near Three Roof Ruin, Escalante Arm, Lake Powell, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Pecos Pueblo Mission Church, Pecos NHP, New Mexico, USA
John Roberts
Chinese Arch, Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Tony Grove Lake, Logan Canyon, Utah, USA
John Roberts
At the Saddle, Notch Peak, House Range, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Salt Evaporation Ponds, Grantsville, Utah, 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