The Intersection

Arizona Desert




  1. #1 Anne
    February 4, 2009

    Great photos. I wonder where in Arizona you took them?

  2. #2 Lilian Nattel
    February 4, 2009

    I really like the rock formations in that last photo.

  3. #3 Donna B.
    February 5, 2009

    I’d say the last photo was taken near I-10, 50 miles or so from Tucson.

    They look familiar to me, then again… a rock is a rock, no?

    West Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona offer some of the best landscape ever. I say this as a native of Colorado mountains. I love the desert and I love rocks.

  4. #4 rjb
    February 5, 2009

    Texas Canyon off of I-10?

  5. #5 Lee Allison
    February 5, 2009

    Sheril, that is most likely the Texas Canyon Granite, which is latest Cretaceous in age (just before the dinosaurs kicked off). The joint patterns are fairly typical of these types of rocks, and when water seeps down them, the freeze cycling expands them and causes more erosion.

  6. #6 Ashutosh
    February 5, 2009

    What’s the history of these rocks?

  7. #7 Jim Thomerson
    February 5, 2009

    Looks like the rest stop on I-10 some miles east of Tuscon. First time I went to Tuscon, we tried to drive through going all night. We played out about 3AM and parked in this rest stop. I woke up at sunrise and saw the scenery for the first time. I was much impressed.

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