Tafoni - Pescadero, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 14.138 W 122° 24.955
10S E 551808 N 4121172
Quick Description: A sign about the Tafoni at Bean Hollow Beach in Pescadero, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/29/2014 6:56:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMKTY1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
"Tafoni are created by a process called 'cavernous weathering." This is the interaction of salt spray and wind on the rock. The rock here consists of the mudstones, siltstones, and sandstones of the Pigeon Point Formation. Tafoni form best in sandstone because it is soft and porous. Our wet winters and long dry summers set the stage for the complex process that has carved intricate patterns in these rocks over hundreds of thousands of years.

Over many centuries the stone has been sculpted r/ by a weathering process that creates the amazing formations you see here. Geologists have named these formations "tafone," plural "tafoni." Use your imagination as you explore. See if you can find a dragonfly or a crocodile."
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

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