Hike 5: フーバーウォッシュ Huber Wash

早朝、日の出前、ザイオン国立公園に行く途中にある町、ロックビルにあるフーバーウォシュというトレイルに向かい出発しました。マイナス6℃。寒い! We left home before sunrise and headed to the Huber Wash trailhead outside of Rockvile near Zion National Park. It was 21°F, and so cold!

氷点下で寒かったんですが、トレイルの砂が凍っていたので、その意味では歩きやすかったです。Because it was below freezing, the ground on the trail, made up of sand and mud, was frozen. So, from that sense, it was easy to walk on.

氷や雪の上は滑らないように注意して歩きます。 We walked carefully on the ice and snow.

私たちの目指したものは、三畳紀の頃の化石化した木です。写真の質が悪いので見えにくいんですが、以下の写真中央に見えます。 Our goal was to get to a place known as the petrified log jam in sediments from the Triassic period. The pictures below aren’t good quality and not so well captured but you can see them at the center of the pictures.

トレイルの終点では、予想外のものを発見。つららが岩の下から下がっていました。 At the end of the trail, we found unexpected things. Many icicles were hanging down from the over-hanging rock.

チンリ層独特の粘度質の薄緑色の地層を伝って下がっているので、なんとなくみど色っぽい。 They looked rather lime colored. My guess is that the water trickled down through the Chinle formation clay which is lime color.

そして、なんとポタリポタリと雫が落下している着地点を見ると、氷のビー玉ができていました。 And it was even more interesting that many ice marbles were formed on the ground below by drops coming from the icicles right above them.

わー、面白い。 How interesting nature’s creations are!

手袋をしても指がちぎれそうに寒かった日でしたが、往復9km のユニークなハイクでした。 It was so cold that my fingers were painful even with gloves, but it was quite a unique 5.5 mile round trip hike.

2 thoughts on “Hike 5: フーバーウォッシュ Huber Wash

  1. mysticalprayers

    美しい解説、崇高なイメージ、素晴らしい作品、共有ありがとう、親愛なる魂 🙏

    Beautiful commentary, sublime images, great work and share thank you dear soul🙏


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