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View Diary: DKos Tour Series: Grand Canyon National Park (Part 1) (57 comments)

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  •  by looking at nearby locations (1+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest

    The top layer of rocks at the Grand Canyon continues on to the bottom level of Zion Canyon, and the top level at Zion is at the bottom level of Bryce Canyon.

    Because the layers are somewhat tilted, this doesn't translate directly into current elevations, but it is easy to see what things would look like if the layers were leveled.

    •  you're responding as a geologist. . . (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, JMcDonald

      and your point is correct. An astute observation, JMcDonald. I'm thinking you should be on my next ventures as an instructor. It's always a good thing to turn the helm over to an experience helmsman, in this case, geology. Deal? Anyway, thanks for posting the comment. Very much appreciated as it is insightful. Of course, leveling of layers anywhere throughout the Colorado Plateau is generally the case. I mean, the consummate geologic picture and typical topography of this peerless province in North America. (Uh, the best preserved Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras foundational material, with the Grand Canyon's upper two-thirds layers the best preserved Paleozoic Era formations on the planet. So I've heard tell!

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 05:55:09 PM PDT

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    •  Coooooool. :-) (1+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 10:53:42 PM PDT

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      •  The Trail of Time. . . (1+ / 0-)
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        along the Grand Canyon's South Rim is an extraordinary 2.8-mile trail relegated to an outdoor display (signage and all necessary educational information that enlightens those who walk and learn along the way. I even have an upcoming diary series on this pivotal educational trail and tour. I mean, one day I'll fit into the line-up and see how the DKos community responds.

        Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

        by richholtzin on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 06:47:06 AM PDT

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