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Vedauwoo - "Mushroom" rock

Vedauwoo is an area of Sherman granite outcroppings along Interstate 80 b/w Laramie & Cheyenne, Wyoming.  The granite is 1.4 billion years old & is exposed here at the high pass of The Gangplank.  Many of these rocks appear to be balancing on top of each other but were all at one time one rock that has overtime had cracks from freezing & thawing of water.  These kinds of granite outcroppings are common throughout much of the Rocky Mountain region, however this one is well known for its rockclimbing & hiking opportunities.  Seen here is a unique mushroom rock, which was formed from overtime freeze/thaw methods of the snow, which helped to chip & gradually erode the rock from underneath.

Copyright: William L
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13200x6600
Taken: 20/07/2012
Uploaded: 22/07/2012
Updated: 27/02/2017


Tags: vedauwoo; wyoming; rock; formations; mushroom; turtle rock; devil's playground; the gangplank; potato chip
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