POTD: Makoshika #9

POTD: Makoshika #9Makoshika #9 Makoshika State Park, Montana 2014

Another phenomenon I don’t understand about Makoshika is how something like this can happen. This was relatively flat ground, with nothing overhanging it. It appeared relatively homogeneous in it’s make-up and consistency. (The difference between the darker and lighter halves of the soil isn’t really as distinct as it appears here.) Yet, there is a dramatic shift in the erosion pattern and depth on either side of a straight line–and not much happens in a straight line when it comes to erosion. Strange.]]>