Random landscapes

These were from yesterday… 6/9.  About 25 miles into Pennsylvania.


temperature was in the 90’s (as you know). It was a six mile hike with 900 ft climb. I barely finished.


photos— iPhone cameras don’t show depth very well. For instance, the covered bridge photos. The photo showing the roof and side of the bridge was taken after I climbed from the bridge, up 600 feet to the ridge of the trail,


Formerlyjerseyjack said:

joanne said:

FJJ, I know this thread is about pix that posters (mainly you) take on their travels in beautiful light and unexpected corners of forgotten neighbourhoods. I thought you might forgive an intrusion of an article on an art festival of sand sculptures in an old goldmining town in Western Australia. 
The sculptures are stunning, the setting is breathtaking and the stories are both heart-breaking and heart-warming. 
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-30/broome-pindan-sand-sculpture-unveiled/100173962

 Nice.  

There must be a lot of iron in that sand. 

 Yes there is.

"Australia happens to have a perfect environment, hot and dry, for a particular form of chemical weathering called oxidation. This occurs in rocks that contain high amounts of iron. In this type of environment, these rocks actually begin to rust. As the rust expands, it weakens the rock and helps break it apart. The oxides produced through this process give the ground its reddish hue."

From - https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/content/why-does-australia-look-red-space


marksierra said:

 Yes there is.

"Australia happens to have a perfect environment, hot and dry, for a particular form of chemical weathering called oxidation. This occurs in rocks that contain high amounts of iron. In this type of environment, these rocks actually begin to rust. As the rust expands, it weakens the rock and helps break it apart. The oxides produced through this process give the ground its reddish hue."

From - https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/content/why-does-australia-look-red-space

 New Jersey has a strip of red earth. It runs across the state and results from deposits from the last ice age. It is called Triassic Red Bed Earth. It is a much darker red.


Again in Pennsylvania.  iPhone camera usually doesn’t show elevation very clearly.

This hike was a 400 ft climb to the top.


Gorgeous!  No pun intended.  Where is this exactly?  


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Elle_Cee said:

Gorgeous!  No pun intended.  Where is this exactly?  

 About 10 miles west of Frenchtown


Pipersville pa


Today’s — not a hike.


Shenandoah National Forest.  Skyline Drive 


No, I don’t own or ride a bike.


Sunset in the ShanandoahValley


New River Gorge, WV. The nation’s newest national park,


Went white water rafting on the New River many years ago. I remember going under that extremely high bridge.  



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