Snake Tracks in the Sand

Friends, this pile of sand with a snake track across, reminds me to watch where i put my hands and feet in this country.  Rattlesnakes, bull snakes and blue racers appearing on the trail can startle an unwary hiker and put the feet in reverse very quickly.  But this image also reminds me that Wind Canyon is slowly turning into a huge pile of sand.  Now I love sand. Sand is one of my favorite elements of nature, the tiny grains under a microscope are tiny colorful gems that reflect the colors of their parent rocks.  The massive cliffs of Wind Canyon that stand high above the Little Missouri River are being eaten by wind and water and the gap between the sandstone walls has greatly increased even within my lifetime. Below is an image of Wind Canyon today and by the time my great-grandchildren are able to visit this country, the gap between the walls will be much greater than today.  til Tomorrow MJ

About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on March 30, 2012, in Badlands, Geology, Nature, Wildlife and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I think those are beetle tracks.

  2. Oh wow, not only are there amazing photos here, you do your homework too. You surely put in a lot of time on your posts, but clearly love the details of nature as well. Lucky us!

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