Monday Walk: Walk on a Timeline

It would be an incomplete walking series without including a few photos of these majestic rocks in the Grand Canyon.

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Layer upon layer of rock slashed by earth movement, carved by wind and water into mesas and buttes and alcoves and terraces.

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“We estimate that the rocks themselves are older, about 2,000 million years old, nearly half the age of our planet.”  ~ L. Greer Price

In spite of their complex history, these rocks remain largely in sequence and relatively undisturbed.

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Nowhere is this more evident than at Grand Canyon, where the measured thickness of rock in a single canyon wall may be 6,000 vertical feet.

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The scene continually changes as light plays off the rocks and clouds, creating shadows and contrasts.

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Quick Facts

  • The canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long

  • The width ranges from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 29 km)

  • The depth is over one mile (1.83 km)

One long step = 1 Million Years. Only in Grand Canyon!

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Jo is taking us to the CITY OF NORWICH. Enjoy the history and beautiful photos of the city! 🙂

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Thank you for visiting! Have a great week 🙂

70 thoughts on “Monday Walk: Walk on a Timeline

  1. Waou.. The second pict is incredible, look at the size of the people and the trees in comparison with the amazing nature around. Stunning! It’s good to be reminded of our size and our place in the nature.. Thanks a lot 🙂

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  2. Really enjoyed walking this grandiose place with you this morning, Amy…and I’m not even breathless from it! 😉 Fantastic photos and interesting facts as well. 😀

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  3. Good morning, Amy. Amazing photos, as always. The timing for the 2nd photo is perfect. The light and shadow of those two people adds a lot to the photo. Where is this on taken? I don’t think I saw this… hmm, a reason to go back. 😉 The 4th photo, it looks like a section of a train on top of that rock. So cool! Thanks for sharing.

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    • So glad you like the second one. I really didn’t know which one to pick… It was down the trail, from there you can hike down, all the way down. We didn’t go all the way down. 🙂

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  4. Seeing these lovely pictures transported me to the Grand Canyon again. Indeed that giant fissure and the sedimentation of rocks and the way they have got layered over time tell such a fascinating story don’t they?

    Shakti

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