[LRflex] Hoodoos

  • From: David Young <dsy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: LRFlex <LeicaReflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:13:52 -0700

Hoodoos are spires of easily eroded rock that have a more weather resistant 
top. They are kind of eerie, so they're called "hoodoos" and also have other 
names, from "fairy chimneys" to "goblins."  The really strange ones end up with 
heavy rocks balancing precariously atop the spires.

They occur in many places, but are not exactly common, either.

Despite living here for some 14 years now, I did not realize we had a hoodoo - 
and with a balancing rock atop it - until yesterday.  (Apparently, there are 
others!)

Naturally, today we had to go and find it.  Finding the trail, it was not so 
easy.  Walking the winding deer trail, through scrub desert (with warning signs 
about rattle snakes), in 29 degree (84F for our American cousins) ... was less 
so.

Here is the wide angle view of Kamloops Lake with the hoodoo near the center 
bottom.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/155735425@N05/48562620041/in/dateposted-public/

A closer view of the balancing stone...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/155735425@N05/48562619336/in/dateposted-public/

and a different angle, from a nearby ridge.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/155735425@N05/48562616371/in/dateposted-public/

Enjoy!

David.
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