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 🙂

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