So, how did the pine cones and needles get there? I posed that question to my own children and they gave me a number of interesting responses. I'm curious to see what you think. Please, leave a comment with your thoughts. And, yes, I know the answer, and but I want to see what you think. Put on your thinking caps and go.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Pine Cones in the Desert
In central Utah sits Capitol Reef, a beautiful national park sculpted in sand and stone. I spent the last four days camping and hiking there with my family and several good friends. On one hike in particular, at Burro Wash, we came across a number of pine cones and a large area that was literally covered with a blanket of pine needles an inch thick. At first glance, you wouldn't think much of it, after all, pine trees are common in Utah . . . but not at Burro Wash. The nearest conifers were probably a good five or six miles away.