The Crumbling Escarpment

As I have mentioned, the Red Rock Escarpment is an actual fault line. Looking closely at the photos you can see a diagonal slope at the base of each mountain. The slope likely consists of all of the rock that has fallen from high up for hundreds of thousands of years if not far longer.

These mountains must have been far higher millennia ago. Plate Tectonics have transformed this area into what you see today, it was once a part of a very large and shallow sea over 200 million years ago which is why people find fossils from the sea in the Mojave Desert today!

4 thoughts on “The Crumbling Escarpment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.