From Inside the Bake Oven - Glacial Pothole  by caitnessa

From Inside the Bake Oven - Glacial Pothole

Fun day hiking the Glacier Pothole trails at Interstate State park. This is looking up from inside one of the larger "potholes". There are man made stone steps that allow you to walk down a ways into this one named "the Bake Oven".

The water from the St Croix River rushing through the rocks carved a series of paths through the land. (10,000 plus years ago ? ) Sand and gravel were occasionally caught in whirlpools and were swirled around with such force that they created holes straight down into the rock. The Glacial Gardens area on the Minnesota / Wisconsin shore contains more than 80 of these glacial potholes, the greatest concentration in the world. the volume of the St. Croix River eventually lessened, exposing many of the potholes to the air. Dirt, vegetation, and rainwater have collected in them, disguising their true depths. (info from State park website).
Great POV.
June 13th, 2017  
Oh this is interesting. I thought at first it was a reflection in a puddle!
June 13th, 2017  
Challenges the brain to work out what it is. Clever framing and very interesting shot. Fav
June 13th, 2017  
Neat shot and framing
June 13th, 2017  
Amazing geology and a great capture.
June 14th, 2017  
@moonmtn thank you Kahsia
June 14th, 2017  
@fbailey Thanks, I wish the sky was more blue, and a little brighter - it is hard to tell.
June 14th, 2017  
@marnies thank you. The day wasn't as blue sky and sunny as I hoped for. Was trying to figure out what angle to shoot from. Looking down it just looked like a hole in the rock.
June 14th, 2017  
@seattlite Thanks Gloria
June 14th, 2017  
@wendyfrost thanks so much
June 14th, 2017  
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