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The Waves rock formation in Arizona (Coyote Buttes)

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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 01:43 PM
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Hey folks,
found some articles on interesting sandstone rock formations in Arizona. More of a curiosity than anything... check it out:

" The Wave is a sandstone rock formation located in the United States of America near the Arizona and Utah border on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes, in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, on the Colorado Plateau. It is famous among hikers and photographers for its colorful, undulating forms, and the rugged, trackless hike required to reach it. "


" The Wave is made of Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone that is approximately 190 million years old. Scientists who study The Wave say that the old sand dunes turned into hard compacted rock over the ages, calcifying in vertical and horizontal layers.[1] Erosion by wind and rain has created the spectacular landscape which appears now.

The soft sandstone of The Wave is fragile, one needs to walk carefully to not break the small ridges. "

- en.wikipedia.org...

And here are the amazing photos below:



























So magnificent...




posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 01:46 PM
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Nature in all her beauty. Isn't it amazing what nothing more than wind water and time can do? It must have taken eons to produce those amazing features. sometimes it's easy to miss the amazing things around us all the time. I'd love to visit that place someday but chubby geeky Canadians and deserts don't mix (we desserts do
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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 01:46 PM
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WOW!

I have to visit this place. Thanks for the pics and thread!



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 01:58 PM
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Hmm well in your defense, some of those red/orange formations almost look edible


Almost like some kind of red-cream cake or something.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:07 PM
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Now I know where to go for vacation this spring... thanks for sharing! It's absolutely beautiful!



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:17 PM
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Remember, it's a high desert. Flagstaff and Page get as cold as Canada does in the winter.

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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:20 PM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
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WOW!

I have to visit this place. Thanks for the pics and thread!


If you do come, please only spend your vacation money on the Arizona side. The natives and the locals need it more than the Mormons on the other side of the border.


( I'm not a tourism official, I just play one on ATS
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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:28 PM
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I've been there and it's Beautiful!

Can't wait to visit again.

Mother Earth at it's finest. Should be one of the "wonders of the world".



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:35 PM
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That is Amazing and very cool. Thanks

Heres something similar in Hyden, West Australia.





posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 04:00 PM
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We have such a beautiful world. I just wish we could take better care of it.

...but S&F&



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 04:46 PM
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Absolutely fantastic!!


I have never seen these before, and I must say they are breathtakinig! Thank you, OP for posting these!



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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That is beautiful. Spaceship Earth has such majesty. It almost looks like liquid rock that you could stick a brush into and swirl around.



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