Thursday, April 19, 2007

Owen's Valley Trip 2

Mosaic Canyon - Death Valley NP

Why was water here? Glaciers? Yearly flood?

Why its called Mosaic Canyon. The walls were composed of two very different materials, a water smoothed slab of something hard like granite, and a second layer which was very much like unsmoothed concrete. Jagged edges sticking up all over the place.

The two different materials interfacing.

Why was there sooo much water here?

1 comment:

Liz said...

No idea about the water! It could be yearly flash flooding, but it's Death Valley, right? I can't imagine there's enough rain there to actually get flooding, you know? It could be water features from before it was the driest place ever..