[LRflex] Re: Hoodoos

  • From: Sonny Carter <sonc.hegr@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: leicareflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 22:08:11 -0500

Nice

On Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 9:14 PM David Young <dsy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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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