Canyonlands National Park White Rim Sandstone


Permian Period (245 to 286 million years ago)

Depositional Environment

Wind-blown beach sands


White, cross-bedded sandstones forming cliffs and caprocks


White canyon rim marking the inner gorge of the Colorado and Green rivers at the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands.

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November's Featured Park
The North Cascades have long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
November's Animal
Badgers are animals of open country. Their oval burrows (ten inches across and four to six inches high) are familiar features of grasslands on sandy or loamy soils of the eastern plains or shrub country in mountain parks or western valleys.
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