Colorado Plateau: Alien Landscapes of Capitol Reef - paulsmit
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'Waterpocket Fold seen from Strike Overlook.’

	In the Waterpocket Fold, a 65 million year old earthfold at Capitol Reef National Park, different rock-formations surface in straight lines. The geologic  layers, which were originally horizontal, were formed from sediments deposited over hundreds of millions of years in seas, tidal flats and deserts. As wind and water continue slowly to erode the fold, new features are created from the rock. The view is from Strike Overlook, looking north. Photo Mick Palarczyk.