Forest Mystery Face

This boulder lies just to the east of Crow Butte along a game trail. Whether this is a natural occurrence or not is not known. A similar photo of this appeared on the back page of Nebraskaland magazine.

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Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Nov 14, 2016 8:10 am - Voted 10/10

There were

giants in those days!

panhandletrails

panhandletrails - Nov 14, 2016 11:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: There were

Coming around a curve on the game trail and seething this had a nearly equal effect as seeing a giant. We were speechless at first.

reboyles

reboyles - Nov 14, 2016 8:31 am - Voted 10/10

Hydralics

I've seen similar rocks here in Idaho. They were formed on a fast-flowing river bottom where a smaller rock gets in a depression and swirls around like a mortar and pestle, slowly grinding out a round cove-like hole. My friends who live on a white water river here in Idaho hauled a large one out and used it for a chair.

Bob

panhandletrails

panhandletrails - Nov 14, 2016 11:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hydralics

That's an interesting observation. In reference to the canyons of the Seven Sisters Range 75 miles north of Crow Butte, geomorphology.com stated this about stuff carved by water "These canyons and through valleys were not eroded by present day drainage networks, but provide evidence of an immense southeast- and south-oriented flood responsible for eroding the deep northeast-oriented Cheyenne River valley headward around the Black Hills south end.”

Perhaps these were the same forces that carved this?

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Nov 14, 2016 5:52 pm - Voted 10/10

Who says...

gorillas have no artistic talent!

panhandletrails

panhandletrails - Nov 14, 2016 11:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Who says...

Yeah, those gorillas do better work than some of the stuff that passes for art these days.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Nov 15, 2016 9:30 pm - Voted 10/10

Why is the photo fuzzy ...

Reminds me of any photo taken of a Sasquatch -- the photos are always out of focus, and I
think the photographer does this purposely to
give a "mysterious flavor" to the beast.

Was this your technique ?

panhandletrails

panhandletrails - Nov 15, 2016 10:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Why is the photo fuzzy ...

Nebraskaland magazine's November, 2007 issue has a better quality photo of the rock for any who would care to see it. Sorry my photo quality was not great, but it's the only one I have to show what the rock looked like that our hiking group encountered that day. It's something worth seeing if you ever climb Crow Butte. The photo was taken 9 years ago with an old point-and-shoot camera I had then. I hope this helps address your question.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Nov 16, 2016 8:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Why is the photo fuzzy ...

Thanks, it completely and concisely answers it.

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