Going though some photos recently from last winter’s trip to the Southwest I ran across this one. The distinctive rock formations found in the region of The Wave, which is the most famous, are often quite striking. This was taken during a pause on our hike to The Wave at an area that was very similar, just not as compact. Somehow this delicate ridge of stone making the shadow in the upper right portion of the image has survived many season of rain, snow and so on, while those same elements have worn down the surround formations into smooth, grooved surfaces. Amazing.