On our trip to Colorado in September, we had the privilege of experiencing what it’s like to hike Rocky Mountain National Park. Aside from the magnificent beauty of this amazing place, it was awe-inspiring to contemplate the forces of nature that molded and shaped this spectacular landscape: the tectonic plates and the crush and rumble, the slow grind of rock and sediments and water and ice, the featured players in creating this most incredible terrain in all of the natural world.
And so, stumbling upon this smaller rock wedged – just so – beneath this large boulder (or perhaps the little guy is really only propping up the bigger fella?) gave me pause to consider how, after all that geological activity had exhausted itself to create the breathtaking scenery that surrounded us, seen and not yet seen, these two rocks would end up in just this manner.
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Great post & photo, Julie. Have you read James Michner’s book, Centennial? It is all about Colorado and the first 100 pages are about the geological formations—fabulous, interesting reading for anyone interested in the Rocky Mountains.
Sounds great! Just downloaded it to my Kindle. Thank you for the recommendation!!
My pleasure. It was the first book that I read when I moved to Colorado and it made a lasting impression.