Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Go West XXVIII - Coke Ovens

Coke Ovens, Colorado National Monument, Colorado
 © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved

Nature's marvelous talent for sculpture is put on full display in western Colorado. In Colorado National Monument, water, wind and frost erosion combined with varying degrees of rock hardness have created an unforgettable formation known as the Coke Ovens.

 This row of domed shaped monoliths took millions of years to form and resemble old fashion ovens used to burn coal to make coke. Not the soft drink of course, but one of the base materials used for making iron and steel.

Just beyond the Coke Ovens are the Squaw Fingers. I also see a toaster, flapjacks and a tall multilayered rum cake.
Hmmm, I have suddenly worked up an appetite.
Time to eat.
 I just hope I don't break a tooth.

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