When I finished last year’s summer season as a Park Ranger at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park (click here for that story) I drove past Echo Cliffs on Highway 89 south back to Yarnell for this last winter. Well, guess what?
Painted Desert & Echo Cliffs
After yesterday’s post about the Painted Desert I also drove past Echo Cliffs just the opposite direction. Funny how life comes full circle sometimes.
Echo Cliffs lies on top of the Painted Desert as deposits of sand from the Early and Middle Jurassic about 175 to 200 million years ago.
This reddish-orange, cliff-forming sandstone is oftentimes veneered with black or gunmetal-blue desert varnish formed in part by the metabolic process of bacteria on the rock.
I continued on to Page, Arizona where I finally saw the Colorado River and Glen Canyon Dam, which I’ll post about tomorrow.
This series I've written over the winter for My World Tuesday is over. I've brought you to where I've spent the winter blogging, Yarnell, Arizona. To find out where I'm heading for the 2009 summer season, just keep checkin in. I promise to reveal where with a week.
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