We went on an adventure last week. We took a trip to Death Valley. I had been there about 40 years ago...I must admit that I am not a fan of the desert. I was being a good sport...times change....views change. I learned that not all rocks are created equal!
I had no idea that I was going to get to see such fantastic geology! I loved my college geology class and living in an area where there are earthquakes, there are numerous faults, uplifts, and beautiful striations (layers) to observe just out my back door. In Death Valley I saw dramatic examples of uplifts and layers...wow!
My previous trip to Death Valley did not include any of these fantastic geological canyons. We saw sea level, we saw the lowest point in the western hemisphere...we left...so much for Death Valley. How sad that I visited such a rich area and didn't really see any of it. I am so glad that we went...I am happy that we went with my SIL and BIL. They love the area and took us to fantastic areas. I will definitely go back.
The road on the way to the Valley was the "road less traveled"....but, we found some wonderful secrets held by the hills...petroglyphs! The Kitchen Gnome loves the desert and on our way he recalled some petroglyphs he had visited.
Can you see them? They are chipped into the side of the rock.
The interpretations vary based upon the Indian tribe. Looking closely you can see a mountain goat, a river or snake, to the right of the mountain goat you can see a line with cross lines...
and last, the mountain goats.
The trip to Death Valley was exciting. The next few days proved to me even more fun!
Today is Outdoor Wednesday. I am sending this to Susan at A Southern Daydreamer! Thank you for hosting.