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Hoodoos

A hoodoo, sometimes called a fairy chimney, is a tall spire or column of rock that stands above the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland. Hoodoo columns are composed of soft sedimentary rock that are topped by a capstone of harder, less easily-eroded stone that protects the column from erosion and the elements during its formation.

Formerly a subsurface sedimentary layer, a hoodoo is formed when surrounding sediments are slowly eroded away over great lengths of time in geologically stable areas.
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Pinnacle Rock
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Athena
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Kitty Cat Paw
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Balanced Boulder
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The Suevi Warriors
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Gargoyle Guards
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Pink Grotto
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Hoodoo Canyon
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The White Camel
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Lower Chimney
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Cathedral Valley
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