Gypsy's Travels

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Revealing Secrets

The Glen Rose, Texas, area has long been known for its dinosaur footprints. Now we are watching history in the making as Canyon Lake Gorge is denuded and its secrets revealed. After the big flood of 2002, Texas watched as the waters receded revealing limestone walls, waterfalls, and fossils. There is evidence a 3-toed dinosaur strolled the banks of the gorge on limestone that is 111 million years old. Guided tours are now opening to the public, but there is already a 6-month waiting list.

It is well known that Central Texas is hot and dry. What a surprise to have so much water at one time that the earth reveals its secrets to us. The canyon will be fragile for a while. Hopefully, people will respect its newborn status and step lightly.

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