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A Wrinkle in the Earth --Capitol Reef National Park

A landscape of cliffs and canyons, arches and bridges, slick rock and petroglyphs, and orchards all within a massive 100 mile-long rock reef, known as the Waterpocket Fold (also identified as a "wrinkle" in the earth's surface). "Capitol Reef was named for a line of white domes and cliffs of Navajo Sandstone, each of which looks somewhat like the United States Capitol building. The local word reef referred to any rocky barrier to travel" (the Waterpocket Fold).
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The Fluted Wall
The Fluted Wall
close-up of the Fluted Wall
close-up of the Fluted Wall
Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock and a fluted wall
Chimney Rock and a fluted wall
Area of Critical Environmental Concern
Area of Critical Environmental Concern
Joshua Tree growing on the Mormon Mesa
Joshua Tree growing on the Mormon Mesa
Mormon Mesa -- needles of the Joshua Tree
Mormon Mesa -- "needles" of the Joshua Tree
The Joshua tree
The Joshua tree
The tree was first named by Mormon pioneers
The tree was first named by Mormon pioneers
A large cluster of white or greenish flowers
A large cluster of white or greenish flowers
Plants start to form the familiar branched appearance
Plants start to form the familiar branched appearance
Joshua trees at various stages of development
Joshua trees at various stages of development
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