Show me your slabs, baby!

Olmsted Point, Yosemite National Park.

Some of you might have un-followed me due to the numerous blogs concerning this viewpoint, causing undue wonder and disgust, in how I can continue to write blogs about it?!

What are we anyway? Well, we are someone special to others, who hopefully think of us the same way!

At Olmsted Point there is one more Geologic Feature called Exfoliating Slabs.

Sounds Sexy, doesn’t it?

You see, when the glaciers had been sitting pretty on Yosemite for a number of thousand years. OK, they haven’t been around for the last 10,000 years, but in Geologic Time, that doesn’t mean that much to someplace like the Earth being over 4 billion years old!

There are some nifty short films on this website, operated by the National Park Service:

https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/nature/glaciers.htm

But back to your significant other. “Honey, I love your exfoliating slabs!”

If that is said in the right way, and place, then you just might have scored big in the romance department!

Here are some exfoliating slabs seen at Olmsted Point:

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See in the above photo how the rock formation in the foreground resembles layers? After the pressure of the ice diminished over the last 10,000 years, the ground is still rebounding after having had all of that weight on it. Exfoliation can be likened to layers of an onion.

Here is another term to throw at her:

Post-glacial rebound

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-glacial_rebound

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Honey, I’ve been meaning to tell you how I’ve admired your exfoliating slabs from afar. I’ve waited for years, saving myself for you and only you, thinking that post-glacial rebound has thrown us together at last!

Let us journey to Olmsted Point in Yosemite and test these theories on each other! My hypothesis is that we are made for each other, but only time will tell!

Even if it takes 10,000 years to melt your icy heart, I feel that it will be worth the wait!

Yours Truly

Frederick Olmsted……

map-olmsted-point

Source: Google Maps

Next Stop: Tuolumne Meadows

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