Hike 6: 化石の谷Fossil Canyon

再び、早朝のショートハイク。We went to another early morning short hike in fossil canyon. The distance was 5 km (3 miles.)

カンボジアの寺院、アンコールワット、を思い起こさせる岩が両側を囲みます。The rocks around there reminded me of temples in Cambodia, Angkor Wat.

ここはペルム紀から三畳紀の頃の地層であるらしい。そしてこのトレイルの名前通り、化石の山、Fossil Mountain という地層群なんですね。This area is the Fossil Mountain member of the Kaibab formation. The time period ranges from the Permian to the early Triassic.

だからこんな化石を発見することができました。We found tiny fossils like this.

貝殻かな、それとも植物の一部でしょうか。 Could it be a shell or a part of a plant?

距離はないのですが、谷間を進むので、結構難しい場所でした。The trail is not so long but it was challenging because we needed to go through a narrow canyon.

助け合いながら岩を登っていくハイクはとても楽しかったです。All in all, it was a fun hike with the hike members helping each other to go up and down rocks.

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