Thursday, December 13, 2007

Starved Rock State Park

Our visit to Starved Rock State Park was marked by wind and warm weather. Here are some images from the canyons in this state park, all carved suddenly by a swift and massive drainage of a lake that burst out into the Illinois River and Mississippi River when an ice dam broke during the retreat of glaciers in a recent ice age (or so I was told). The sandstone in the park is soft, and erosion has continued to sculpt these canyons.

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