Rocks of Joshua Tree

Those rocks in Joshua Tree National Park are so beautiful and slightly surreal. They are jumbled like a giant baby was told to put his or her toys away. Geologically, how the rock formed is pretty interesting, between the magma pushing up into the cracks and the tectonic movement from the San Andreas fault. You can find the very decent article on their website here if you’re interested in the geology. The rocks are beautiful regardless. 

P. S. The name of this type of rock is monzogranite. That is so much fun to say. Try it. Monzogranite 🙂 

1 thought on “Rocks of Joshua Tree”

  1. That was fun! Looks like something that should be in a great Pixel animated film.

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