Provo Canyon Geological Wonders - Geology of Provo Canyon UT
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Do you see the Elephants?
Here’s my favorite guest post by Camille Curtis Anderson (sister of Provo Mayor, John Anderson.)
As Provo residents we are nestled comfortably around one of nature’s greatest ideas—the canyons. Canyons provide spectacular scenery, host the sporting activities and provide us an opportunity to get away from hectic urban life.
While you are visiting the mountains does your mind wonder over the unique rock structures? If you are creative and you look long enough you can see images in the mountain not apparent at first glance. The local Indian tribes thought Mt. Timpanogos possessed a female spirit and the outline of the mountain ridge looked like an Indian maiden lying on her back.
I see elephants in the rock structures when I am visiting Provo Canyon. The rock formations have a grey color with rough textural lines similar to an elephant’s skin.
Photographer Jim McAllister of Demetrius Mac Wildlife Photography took shots of the structures I am describing and local artist Ashmae drew the renderings filling in the details of the elephants to illustrate the concept for you.
Here the elephants are greeting you at the e
ntrance of Provo Canyon:
Have you ever seen the elephants of Provo Canyon? Are there other images you see when you visit our canyons?
Courtesy of ProvoMayor.com
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