Here is the continuation of the posting for my five-day trip to Canyonlands. This includes photo's and discussion from days 3, 4, and 5.
diapir, a salt dome that punched through the strata.
Neotoma) only travel 100 meters or less to collect material for the nest. Since the climate of the Southwest is perfect to preserve the specimen, the plant material that is cemented into the amberrat gives a first hand account of what was growing here up to 50,000 years ago. Wetter climates then meant that vegetation communities were depressed almost 1,500 feet lower than they are today. Imagine Ponderosa and Lodgepole pine growing in the Needles!