Dreams of Water, Canyonlands - Utah
Water and time have eroded each little crack in the Cedar Mesa Sandstone into a labyrinthine maze of joints, canyons, and potholes. These alternating layers of red and white sandstone are about 280 million years old, and along many of these water-rounded benches can be seen the ancient petrified roots of great trees now lost to time. The sandstone weathers at differing rates, producing harder, flatter domes, and softer tall spires. The chasms between the domes are carved more quickly due to frequent yearly flash floods, producing alleyways between benches only a few yards wide, but a hundred feet deep. This section of The Doll House (a strange small outcropping of stripped minarets), is in the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park, along the hardrock trail to the Green River overlook.