Lighthouse Hoodoo

September 24, 2008

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Provided by: Brian Toycen
Summary Author: Brian Toycen

The photo above shows an eye-catching hoodoo, a local landmark in the Texas panhandle. It's located in Palo Duro State Park, approximately 20 miles (32 km) south of Amarillo Texas. It's composed of resistant beds of Trujillo formation sandstone, interlayed with more easily eroded shales. The resulting differential erosion has created this lighthouse-shaped pedestal and also formed Palo Duro Canyon visible in the background. Photo taken on March 20, 2008.