Twisted Frosty Coffee Toffee?

Sorry, it's not Twisted Frosty Coffee Toffee ?

Giant termite hills? Nope. A Verde Valley moonscape? Guess again.

Locals have simply adopted the name "Teepee Rocks" for these formations south of Camp Verde, Arizona.

The swiss-cheese look in these rocks is the result of a volcanic eruption
millions of years ago. Searing heat drew water out of sandy soil and into
pointy vents, called fumaroles.

These vents served as chimneys to discharge steam and volcanic gases,
similar to the ones found today in Yellowstone National Park.

A large amount of calcite deposited within the fumaroles give them their
cemented look and sandpapery feel. The holes and tunnels on the surface
are the result of air pockets that "burst."

The Teepee Rocks, or Cottonwood Basin Tuffs as geologists call them, are
among the few remnants of fossilized fumaroles found anywhere in the
United States.

To give them some scale, I had my wife stand (barely visible) in the
center of this picture.

February 4, 2009


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yatsek

yatsek - Jun 3, 2009 3:44 am - Voted 10/10

Tuff Star Wars Teepees?

Hi Larry,
That's excellently depicted!
Please give my kind regards to your wife.
Jacek

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jun 3, 2009 1:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Tuff Star Wars Teepees?

Yes, tuff teepees are tremendous objects to
have around.

Actually, this was back in February. You
wouldn't catch me "dead" out there this time
of year, as you probably could fry an egg
on one of those rocks !!!

What came first, the chicken, the egg or the
little man dressed as Yoda ??? ??

"Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering."

yatsek

yatsek - Jun 3, 2009 4:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Tuff Star Wars Teepees?

Why do you fear fried eggs?

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jun 3, 2009 9:31 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Tuff Star Wars Teepees?

I suppose I'd have to go way back to my
childhood to answer that question.

Hey there, thanks for making me feel young
again! I will celebrate with an egg salad
sandwich and a cheap bottle of wine !!! !!

yatsek

yatsek - Jun 4, 2009 2:40 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Tuff Star Wars Teepees?

It's not me but the tough ancient tuff that makes you a little kid. And Yogurt rather than wine! So don't fear frying pans and kitchen jobs, don't forget Yogurt, Larry, and be thankful!!!

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jun 4, 2009 11:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Tuff Star Wars Teepees?

Thank you!

I remember having to fry eggs for 250 men
aboard an ocean-going vessel.

Luckily, those days are ancient history!

yatsek

yatsek - Jun 4, 2009 2:59 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Tuff Star Wars Teepees?

BTW Did you have any encounters with the red side of the Force?

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jun 4, 2009 10:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Tuff Star Wars Teepees?

No, just the dark side.

The red side is on my side !!!
(I'd rather have them working for me than
against me!)

tleaf

tleaf - Jun 14, 2009 10:06 am - Voted 10/10

This reminds me...

This reminds me of Gorema, Turkey and the sandstone formations in the Cappadocia region but in miniature. Great place to day dream.
Cheers!

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jun 14, 2009 12:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: This reminds me...

Yes, I'm sure there's folks out there with
pictures of that specific region.

I've always been a "Daydream Believer."

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