Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Organ Pipe National Park

About 20 minutes from us, just near the airport is the Organ Pipe National Park. This is a place for a picnic, some intense climbing up and down a hill, and the view of some very old basalt formation. And at the bottom of the hill is a lethargic creek.

Here is the formation that give the park its name. This wall of basalt columns dates to somewhere in the 2.5 to 2.8 million year old range.

The declarations of love and mere presence on this tree is a good bit newer.

On a different part of the creek is the Rosette Stone, which shows the basalt from a different perspective.

I'll leave you with the color version of the first image so you can imagine being on this bank enjoying the birds and wind in the trees.