A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Great Balls of Stone


Theodore Roosevelt National Park

It rained some in the middle of the night.  In fact the sun never came out for either day we were here.  With that and a cold wind blowing plus me still not up to a hundred percent on the energy meter I just drove over to look at this one particular geological formation.

These round balls of stone are embedded in this cliff and slowly eroding out.

Here you can read what the scientists think.
(click on image to make it easier to read)

There was a two mile trail to a prairie dog town but because of the rain the trail was muddy and gooey.
I’ve seen prairie dogs anyway with less energy required for this town viewing.


Vicki said...

That's so strange, but also very cool!

John W. Wall said...

Reminds me of Bowling Ball Beach.