May 9th-11th, 2019
Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, Utah
It is hard to comprehend the time required to create the geologic formations that we've visited over the last 11 days. Using very round numbers, it takes approximately 10 million years to make a substantial change in the landscape, like carving a canyon with a river. If a single human lifetime is around 75 years, that lifetime covers 0.00075% of that carving time. Or looking at it a different way, 133,000 generations of humans will have come and gone during that carving time.
Can you comprehend these numbers? I definitely cannot and, honestly, I find it quite unsettling.
Photos, Day 9
Photos, Day 10
Photos, Day 11
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