The Pinnacles desert covers an area of approximately 190 hectares. A set of unique circumstances produced the pinnacles. Firstly the huge sand dunes stabilised. The rains which fell on the dunes leached down through the sand carrying the calcium. This resulted in the lower levels of the dune solidifying into a soft limestone. As this stabilisation occurred a layer of soil formed on top of the dune which allowed plants to grow and further cemented the limestone below. Gradually the lowest layer of soil, which lay between the surface and the limestone, formed into a hard cap which resulted in the old dunes having three levels - a soil and plant level near the surface, a hard cap below the surface, and a thick layer of soft limestone at the bottom of the dune.
Inevitably the roots from the plants on the top level found cracks and broke up the hard cap and the layer of soft limestone. The result was that under a surface covered with plants and soil the pinnacles developed. No one knows for sure how long ago this process occurred. It may have started as long ago as 500 000 years but equally it may only be a few thousand years old and it may still be continuing today. and contains thousands of limestone Pinnacles, some up to 5 meters high.
So much for the scientific explanation, for me it's just a magical place!
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Sunset in La Jolla.
The tide comes in at the La Jolla tidepools as the sun begins to set.
.📷Nikon D800 with Nikon 35-80mm
This is a 30 second exposure taken at 35mm and ISO 50. The tide was coming in and these rock formations were eventually covered by the sea.
Out of all the articles of clothing that I own, my favorite pieces are my lightweight down jackets so when @eddiebauer told me that they were coming out with a new innovative down jacket named the Evertherm, I was pretty stoked to get it in my hand and test it out. What makes this jacket different than all other down jacket is that it uses a thin sheet of down fabric that removes the need for quilting which in turn eliminates any cold spots and allows the jacket to have a lightweight, thinner profile.
Since arriving in Canada over a week ago, we have rarely taken it off. In all honesty I really love this jacket and it is the best lightweight down jacket that I've used to date.
Now it's time for us to get hiking up to, the now snowy, Floe Lake here in the Canadian Rockies. I'll continue testing out the EverTherm Jacket and will report back.
Photo: taken at Fortress Lake, Canada 🇨🇦 a week ago with @rebornbyadventure #liveyouradventure#ebcontributor
shot by: @moonmountainman