0 Likes

Bells Canyon, Sandy, Utah, USA
Salt Lake City

Here at the lower portion of Bells Canyon, the reds of maples and scrub oak and the yellows of aspen and cottonwood trees cover a varied geology.  During the Ice Age, glaciers descended the full length of the canyon to touch the shores of ancient Lake Bonneville making it only one of two places in the Western US (the other is in California) where ice descended to water.  The residual deposits sloughed off the sides of the glacier are still visible to the north of the reservoir, with a notch cut by the Wasatch Fault.

Further up the canyon, across the lake, the 1.8+ Billion year old Big Cottonwood formation shows a gnarled cliff of metamorphosed sedimentary rock.  Even further, spires of granite rise above the canyon, the result of magma intrusions from below during the mountain building of the last 65 million years.

Copyright: John roberts
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 19204x9602
送信日: 10/10/2012
更新日: 10/06/2014
見られた回数:

...


Tags: reservoir; water; outdoors; nature; geology; mountains; fall colors; lake
comments powered by Disqus

John Roberts
Bells Canyon, Sandy, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Bells Canyon and Sandy, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Bells Canyon, Sandy, Utah, USA
Lukas Winkler
Sandgrube 13
Sandra Nicol
july 4 party
Jenna Schmutz
Red Pine Lake jcfz:
Calvin K McDonald
Poppy House, Lambert Park, Alpine, Utah, USA
Calvin K McDonald
Concrete Jungle, Lehi, Utah, USA
Charlie Ehlert
Playground 01a
Konstantin
Snowbird.Feb 2012 Utah
Konstantin
Snowbird.Utah.2012
Konstantin
Snowbird.Utah.2012
Özgür Örsoğlu
Anıtkabir - İsmet İnönü Lahdi
Stephan Messner
Ski jump ruin near Waldenburg
Evgeny Efimov
View from the Helix Bridge at night, Singapore
Mark de Graaf
The Pinacles Western Australia
Ivor Linington
Sheffield Cathedral The Nave
Sferano 14 / Poznan, Old Market
Özgür Örsoğlu
Anıtkabir
Bernd Kronmueller
Menai Bridge at low tide with iced rocks and algae
Evgeniy Veldyaev
Ice hole for water consecration on Epiphany
Evgeniy Veldyaev
Ice Rotunda — В ледяной ротонде
Jan Koehn
New Bridge - 2
Libreria tipica de Lima
John Roberts
Point Imperial, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
John Roberts
Ice Box Canyon, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada, USA
John Roberts
Pecos Pueblo Mission Church, Pecos NHP, New Mexico, USA
John Roberts
Wonderland of Rocks, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
John Roberts
Bells Canyon, Sandy, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Hontoon Island State Park, Florida, USA
John Roberts
Meat Cove (High Meadow), Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
John Roberts
Northern Arm, Lake Powell, Hite, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Dugway Geode Beds, Utah, USA
John Roberts
The Toadstools, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
John Roberts
Red Butte, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
More About Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Utah, cradle in between the Wasatch and the Oquirrh Mountains, Home of the 2002 winter Olympics and the Greatest Snow on earth. The Salt Lake Metro Area stretches between Bountiful and Bluffdale Utah