Nov 18: Ventifact hike


One of the most interesting aspects of the Dry Valleys landscape is the complete absence of vegetation. Without vegetation, the sandy and rocky soils of the valleys are completely exposed to the elements. As winds rip down-valley or up-valley, sand is often picked up and moved through the air. Exposed rocks are weathered by the frequent blasting of wind and sand. Rocks, which have been shaped by this weathering process are known as ventifacts.

Today, Tyler, David, and I took a hike to check out some ventifacts. Check it out…


Until next time…



1 thought on “Nov 18: Ventifact hike

  1. Jackie Weller

    Great pics. Mom and I look forward to your blog and pictures. Stay safe. Today is the shower for He or She. We will send pics. Dad


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