Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Where the Wild Places Are: Muddy Mountains Wilderness Trio

Just an hour north of Las Vegas lays the Muddy Mountain Wilderness, an area of outrageous geology and colorful Mojave Desert habitat (picture by Kurt Kuznicki)

About 300 million years ago, this area was sediment at the bottom of the sea; today, the area boasts limestone peaks that jut over 5,000 feet into the sky (picture by Kurt Kuznicki)

Fossilized sand dunes have eroded into intricately carved peaks and valleys painted in shades of red, orange, and yellow (picture by Kurt Kuznicki)

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