Bisti / De-Na-Zin Wilderness

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

From the BLM site: The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a rolling landscape of badlands which offers some of the most unusual scenery found in the Four Corners Region. Time and natural elements have etched a fantasy world of strange rock formations made of interbedded sandstone, shale, mudstone, coal, and silt. The weathering of the sandstone forms hoodoos – weathered rock in the form of pinnacles, spires, cap rocks, and other unusual forms. Fossils occur in this sedimentary landform.
The person in the photos is my brother, Larry. We found the clay like mud to be quite slippery after a rain. The erosion is peculiar with this type of soil. Sometimes, rather than eroding normally, rain water plunges through a hole and runs through a tunnel. The sediment then collapses making a groove. Not all of it collapses so the appearance is much like snow bridges on a glacial crevasse.


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