0 Likes

Kasha-Katuwe National Monument, New Mexico, USA
New Mexico

All around the Jemez mountains, a layer of rock known as tuff erodes into fanciful cities of cones. The tuff formed from ash ejected from the Jemez volcano, which erupted explosively around 1 million years ago. Two eruptions threw 50+ cubic miles of rock into the air and belched great landslides of superheated ash down the sides of the volcano.


Towers of stone tend to form in the tuff when a harder cap rock protects the underlying layers from erosion. However, it is uncertain whether the conical shapes are due entirely to cap rock protection. It is also possible that erosion favored pre-existing vertical fractures or that the tuff was hardened by plumes of volcanic gases that passed up through the deposits from below.

The slot canyon of the national monument provides some of the best hands on experience for those curious about "tent rocks".

View More »

Copyright: John Roberts
Typ: Spherical
Upplösning: 18908x9454
Uppladdad: 06/03/2012
Uppdaterad: 10/06/2014
Visningar:

...


Tags: slot canyon; canyon; desert; geology; natural wonder; public lands; outdoors; nature
comments powered by Disqus

Ryan Helinski
Tent Rocks Nat'l Monu. Canyon
Ryan Helinski
Tent Rocks Nat'l Monu Canyon
ARTS Lab
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks Cave Trail Overlook
John Roberts
Kasha-Katuwe National Monument, New Mexico, USA
daniel augustin grignon
Grignon Tentrocks 360
Ryan Helinski
Tent Rocks Nat'l Monu Scenic Overlook
Ryan Helinski
Tent Rocks Nat'l Monu. Canyon
Shawn T Moore
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Ryan Helinski
Tent Rocks Nat'l Monu. Canyon
ARTS Lab
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Jim Quittmeyer
Multi-Room Cavates in Bandelier
Irmin Wehmeier
Banderlier Entrance
Andre Kurenbach
Ruhrgas 01
yunzen liu
Sichuan UNESCO World Heritage Jiuzhai Valley——The Lying Dragon Lake
Uwe Buecher
Barranco del Agua
Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net
Secret Canyon in Sinai - The Arch
Yasushi Kishimoto
Dsc07535l Panorama
Nobutaka Asahi
Anataki
Michael Maniezzo
Abhaneri Step Well
Andy Elliston
Los Roques de Garcia at night
Heinz Bruckschloegl
Dom St. Peter - Glockenturm
Hana Dusíková
Villa Tugendhat - Lower terrace (UNESCO heritage)
Daniel Christaldi
HARP gun (next to second smaller gun)
Uwe Buecher
Ruta de los Volcanes - Lavas la Malforada
John Roberts
Jewel Key, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA
John Roberts
White Rocks Formation, Cedar Mountain Wilderness, Skull Valley, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Burntcoat Head, Nova Scotia, Canada
John Roberts
Castle Rock CG, Fremont Indian State Park, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
John Roberts
Grandeur Peak (north side), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Red Dot Trail, White Rock, New Mexico, USA
John Roberts
The Spiral Jetty, Rozel Point, Utah, USA
John Roberts
The Wedge Overlook, San Rafael Swell, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Northern Arm, Lake Powell, Hite, Utah, USA
John Roberts
City Creek Canyon, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
John Roberts
Kelly Park (Rock Springs), Apopka, Florida, USA
Mer om New Mexico

New Mexico is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States. Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, it has also been part of the Imperial Spanish viceroyalty of New Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory. Among U.S. states, New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanics at 45% (2008 estimate), being descendants of Spanish colonists and recent immigrants from Latin America. It also has the third-highest percentage of Native Americans after Alaska and Oklahoma, and the fifth-highest total number of Native Americans after California, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Texas. The tribes represented in the state consist of mostly Navajo and Pueblo peoples. As a result, the demographics and culture of the state are unique for their strong Spanish, Mexican, and Native American cultural influences. At a population density of 16 per square mile, New Mexico is the sixth most sparsely inhabited U.S. state.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_mexico]