Saturday, May 9, 2009

Day 5

Hiking Mckittrick Canyon, in Guadaloupe National Park provides an
excellent opportunity to view a Permian reef system in it's entirety.
Starting in the distal beds at the foot of the reef one hikes up
through the slope to the crest, 3.8 miles one-way and 2000ft of
elevation gain, examining close-up the remaims of the reef, as well as
being able to step back and appreciate the system and relationships at
full-scale. The hot weather (high-90's) and dry conditions made the
hike a challenge, but the geology was well worth carrying all the
extra water.

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