Posted by: lornasass | May 18, 2009

UTAH: NATURE’S ROCK GARDENS

Utah is full of majestic mountains and startling contrasts, among them the sight of delicate gardens peeking through towering ancient rock faces.  As we hiked up a steep trail north of Provo at an elevation of about a 5,000 feet, we saw mosses and lichens in many colors and fetching, indomitable alpine plants appearing between the cracks.  The rocks themselves were astonishing colors, many reminiscent of  marble.DSC00481

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