Yellow Mounds at Sunset

Yellow Mounds at Sunset

Originally uploaded by miss_distance

The red and yellow layers that make this formation so spectacular at sunset are paleosols — ancient sediments. I was lucky enough to arrive on a day when it had snowed earlier, and melted: the moisture enhanced the colors.

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