South Wellington – 2

(Part 2 of 4, 6 photos) – We continue a trek through the boulder fields to the south of the summit atop kunanyi / Mt Wellington.

Boulder weathered by extreme conditions atop the mountain
The boulder field continues like an alien landscape
The striking view that never gets old
kunanyi / Mt Wellignton summit getting further away as I walk on
Study of lichen on a dolerite boulder
Ramshackle boulders like dominoes ready to fall

I hope you’re enjoying the journey so far, join me in the next post where I finally make it to “The Rocking Stone”.

21 thoughts on “South Wellington – 2

      1. I see that! The palte tectonics here are amazing too. There are plenty of examples of plate collisions seen in the diagonal rock faces and ancient shorelines visible in the rocks too.

        The southwest part of the States was underwater 200 million years ago in a shallow, warm sea. Sea shells have ben found high in the surrounding mountains.

        Located a short drive from Las Vegas is Mount Charleston which peaks at 11,916 feet!

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      2. Pretty nuts when you think about it! We have sea shell fossils around home @300m and further up, but I’m not sure how far up they can be found.

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      1. The mountain is a ‘sil’ – it was pushed up on a slant from volcanic action deep below the earth. I always used to think it was an extinct volcano. I didn’t do geology unfortunately 😦

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  1. Such an intriguing landscape! I’m waiting for a dinosaur to come around the corner. 🙂 Was there a volcano or earthquake that created all these boulders?

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    1. I used to think it was an extinct volcano but the mountain is a ‘sil’ – it was pushed up on a slant from volcanic action deep below the earth. – Or Trolls, yeah, they dug a big cave under the back and it collapsed and the front lifted up … yeah ;P

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