Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Desert Toadstools

While we do have regular Toadstools here in the southwest, they can't be found in the desert...

Though there are some pretty awesome rock formations that do a pretty good job at mimicing Toadstools!

These fanciful formations are made by differential erosion - leaving a hard capstone on the top and weathering the softer sandstone beneath into these pillars that resemble toadstools and goblins.


The Toadstools come in a variety of colors, size and geology - and can be found in several locations around the Utah Arizona Border, with some of them only a mile or so hike (one way) to reach!

1 comment:

Wendy said...

You have beautiful places to hike. I do miss running on Stone Mountain in Georgia, this summer I will be carefully checking out the Niagara Gorge for trails.