Monday, July 4, 2011
Can you see the Mammoth's foot?
This is an easily-accessed site because it's on the roadside along the highway @ Tonalea (Navajo: Tó Nehelį́į́h) some 20 miles of Tuba City in the Navajo Reservation.
Elephant Feet is a mountain pillar in Coconino County in the state of Arizona (AZ). Elephant Feet climbs to 5,502 feet (1,677.01 meters) above sea level. Elephant Feet is located at latitude - longitude coordinates (also called lat - long coordinates or GPS coordinates) of N 36.331104 and W -110.924867.
Mother nature did an awesome job with those natural sculptures. The rocks appear to be intricately done.
The Elephant's Feet are natural rock formation along the side of the road.
The site can easily be photographed from the road.
The girls were fascinated with the different shades, hues and textures of the rocks. Something they don't always see during their usual school-sponsored field trips.
The shape and form are obviously that of elephant's feet. You don't have to squint your eye or tilt your head to decipher the image. The fact that it's brownish-red in color (and not grey) does not even make a difference.
We can even count the toes!
The girls had fun exploring the area.
On the north side of US 160, either 34 miles east of its junction with US 89, or 16.5 miles west of its intersection with Hwy 98.
The lower part of the rock formation is wide enough for kids to climb and explore.
These two lonely rock pillars that resemble elephant legs are amazingly spaced making me think of a mammoth who got stuck on the ground and have therefore decided to just leave its hind legs behind!
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