Monday, May 02, 2011

May 2011 Travel Photo: Chimney Rock, Nebraska

Picture taken by Catholicgauze with my father in summer 2006

Chimney Rock is a 300 feet tall (about 90 meters) natural monolith in Nebraska along the Oregon Trail.  It is a clay, sandstone, and volcanic ash relic that has survived erosion which has cleared most of Nebraska of major rock formations (those the famous Oregon Trail-hugging bluffs also exist nearby).  It was taller during the height of the overland trails but erosion, lightning strikes, and military target practice have taken it's noticeable toll in the last 150 years.

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1 comment:

Dan tdaxp said...

A beautiful photo. I hope to see it someday.