Ape's Head in Stone (with goatee)
I'm suggesting that the sandstone has been eroded into what appears to be the HEAD of a full-grown ape or gorilla. At times, the Redstone Dunes area of Lake Mead Nat'l Recreation Area can be a real ... ZOO!
Yes, this APE appears to be scanning the skies ... for UFO's!
Or ... perhaps it's searching for a distant high point, to be included in its next Summitpost trip report. You be ... THE JUDGE! I'll be the man in the wilderness holding up MY camera.
During the age of the DINOSAURS, between 65 million and 250 million years ago, these bright sandstone formations were part of a great sandy
desert stretching from the west coast to what is now southern Colorado.
Minerals "cemented" the shifting sand into STONE.
For thousands of years, ancient peoples lived among the rock formations,
leaving BEHIND mysterious petroglyphs and other artifacts to tell us of
Makes ME wonder what the current "civilization" will be leaving behind.
WalMart bags and Starbucks custom coffee mugs, I suppose!
Southern Nevada - near Lake Mead. ~March 21, 2008~ Over and Out.