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Utah: Cryptobiotic Crust: Where to step when hiking?

November 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Nature, Travel

There are lots of reasons to “stay on the trail.”  One is to help protect cryptobiotic crust. This crust is fragile and one footprint can destroy years of growth.  In order to hike the Fiery Furnace, we had to either go on a ranger-led tour or watch a video stressing the importance of not stepping on the crust.    Click on any picture to see a larger version 🙂

Fiery Furnace, Arches National Park

Canyonlands, Needles District

Cryptobiotic Sign

Canyonlands, Island in the Sky District

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