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The Improbable Peninsula

The Improbable Peninsula

What are the chances a peninsula of sandstone, floating about five meters off the ground, would actually survive the formation process? Think about it for a second…

The entire canyon was formed as fierce rivers of raging water stormed through the narrow openings, either from above or from the canyon entrance, and forced their way through the narrowest of cracks and holes. Over time—thousands, if not millions of years—the cracks and holes widened until we arrive at what we see today. So, how did this piece of rock survive such an onslaught of natural forces? The rocks on top, bottom, left and right were slowly disintegrated by the water, yet this piece remained.

How much longer will it remain? If my children were to visit Secret Canyon would this peninsula of sandstone still exist? What about my grandchildren?

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