May 4th, 2019
Arches National Park, Utah
Arches National Park
The power of wind and water
The geologic formations in Arches National Park were created by when an ancient sea covering the area evaporated, leaving behind lots of sand. Over time, that sand was compacted down into sandstone by the weight of the sediments that settled on top of it. That sandstone, in turn, was carved by water and wind into the formations that we see today.
These formations continue to be carved, of course, by yet more water and yet more wind, so that the formations we see in the future will most likely not look like the formations that we toured today. Come see them while they last, because...
The twin powers of water and wind are relentless.
Here are some of the photos we took today.
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