Postcard From The Road




Postcard From The Road

Hoodoos
 

Hoodoos
You've seen them on postcards and in photography magazines. But do you know what to call them?

These geological formations are known as hoodoos. Mostly made of sandstone they are created over hundreds and thousands of years of weather erosion. Running water and strong sand winds slowly chip away the material from the bedrock. As some parts of the sandstone are stronger than others, uneven shapes of remains begin forming. They can range in size from an average human height to that of a 10-story building.

Whatever you call them, they certainly are amazing.

Photo: Famous white tower of silence rock formation at Wahweap Hoodoos
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Source: ScienceIQ.com