26 Feb '15, 10pm

Gallery: 10 unique, unusual wilderness areas

Every wilderness area has its own unique characteristics that make it special. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act , we feature a gallery of some truly unusual ones: 1. Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness There's one word that describes this New Mexican wilderness area best: haunting. The place where scientists believe dinosaurs passed into extinction is filled with rocks in various strange forms including hoodoos, eggs and mazes. It's nearly-lifeless desert landscape is remarkable silent as well, even for a remote wilderness area. photo: Flickr, BLM New Mexico 2. Mecca Hills Wilderness Geology at California's Mecca Hills is unlike anywhere in the world. Layers of 600-million-year-old rock have been exposed by the San Andreas Fault, creating a natural labyrinth of steep canyons. In its heart lies Painted Canyon, colored with minerals of rose, pink, red, purple an...

Full article: http://wilderness.org/gallery-10-unusual-wilderness-areas

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