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Mouth of Hell
The opening of the Subway, Left Fork, Zion National Park, Utah, Oct 2005. Photo A. Williams

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Den Arkin SmithSh*## man!

Den Arkin Smith

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Seems like two huge opposite waves turned into stone! Was it a cave earlier? Or made by some kind of lava flow?

Den
Posted Apr 17, 2007 12:49 pm

Park5.6Re: Sh*## man!

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The Subway started its life as a regular slot canyon, however water began to seep down through the weak base layers at the bottom (you can still see water and moss streaks on both sides). As a result, this action worked to calve the sides away, contributing to its fantastic shape.
Posted Apr 17, 2007 2:16 pm

Den Arkin SmithThanks!

Den Arkin Smith

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Thank you for this information! Very interesting and at least I understand now.
Good luck!

Den
Posted Apr 19, 2007 5:32 am

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Park5.6Submitted by Park5.6
on Apr 17, 2007 12:16 am

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