Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Interesting Rocks

The Bella Coola Valley while it has a lot of rock, tends not to have a lot of interesting rock formations.  The western end of the valley is in the zone of very hard granite, which has beautiful 'macro' features, i.e. big rock faces, mountains with granite faces, some interesting weathering from streams, but otherwise a lot covered in heavy vegetation and difficult to find really special formations.  To the east the rock is more volcanic in origin and as you get to the back of the valley, tends to be much more broken up and 'chunky' and weathered.

This formation is one of the more interesting I've seen in the western part of the valley and is along North Bentinck Arm.  Unfortunately it's very small only a couple meters tall and none other around.  It's almost like there were pockets of limestone in the granite that dissolved away leaving the hard rock behind.

Another nice Bella Coola day, a bit of cloud in the morning, but warm and sunny most of the afternoon. Grizzly

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