Badlands

Badlands (HM1DUD)

Location: Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 86028 Apache County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 5.074', W 109° 47.288'

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Geologists call eroded landscapes such as the Painted Desert "badlands." Summer thunderstorms and winter snowmelt carve the shale and sandstone into mazes of sharp ridges, steep hillsides, and deep V-shaped gullies. Practically waterless, badlands support few plants.

Badlands exist only in dry regions with sparse vegetation. Soft badland sediments, unprotected by plants or by overlying harder caprock, are easily stripped away by infrequent rains. The remaining many-colored hills—with colors derived from chemicals that formed their rock—almost appear to be melting.

Badlands are found throughout the world. Here in the United States, Badlands National Park in South Dakota, Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, Death Valley National Monument in California, and Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota also preserve examples of badlands.
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 8:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 610473 N 3883092
Decimal Degrees35.08456667, -109.78813333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 5.074', W 109° 47.288'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 5' 4.44" N, 109° 47' 17.28" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11255 Unnamed Road, Petrified Forest National Park AZ 86028, US
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