Friday, November 14, 2014

Columnar jointing

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 

Columnar jointing is an unusual geological structure formed as volcanic rock cools and fractures into polygonal prisms, or columns. This photograph was made last month in the Shenandoah National Park. The formation is a short by steep hike off the Appalachian Trail near Compton Peak.

Get out and take a walk this weekend. No matter where you are, there is something to see. And thanks for reading Photography In Place.

1 comment :

  1. Very cool! In all my days of hiking and backpacking through SNP, I never knew these existed.


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