Showing posts with label #Caprock State Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Caprock State Park. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Caprock

Since my post last Saturday, I've had questions about what is the caprock? Anyone living in the northern half of Texas knows all about it.

I'm in awe of God's creation. Writing with God's Hope blog viewers from all over the world might extol the beauty near where they live. Some live in the mountains, and some by the seashore, but despite where we live, God placed breath-taking sights everywhere. I live in Wichita Falls, Texas on the North Texas plains. Our biggest claim to beauty is gorgeous sunsets.


a view from our back patio
When we drive about an hour and a half northwest, we come to another wonder, the Texas' Caprock. Weathermen watch the Caprock for accuracy in their predictions. Storms dissipate. Intensity increases. Fronts head in a new direction after they cross the Caprock.


What is the definition of a cap rock?
 A cap rock is a harder, more resistant rock type that overlies a weaker, less resistant rock type. Usually especially in Texas, this traps oil, natural gas, or water, keeping it from rising to the surface, and thereby creating a reservoir of the resource.

The erosion of our Caprock formed 1 -2 million years ago before the USA came into existence or the land was known as Texas. It stretches from the Texas Panhandle to Central Texas and separates high plains from low plains.

Grandchildren climbing near the bottom of Palo Duro




Our Caprock forms canyons such as the deep Palo Dura Canyon near Amarillo. This is a beautiful place. Find out more about it at:
http://palodurocanyon.com/


My husband, me, & a grandson looking over Palo Dura












Find more about the history of the Caprock at:

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rxc01



Caprock State Park falls halfway between Lubbock and Amarillo (about 2 hours from each) For more info, check here:
http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/caprock-canyons


God gives beauty in all settings. I thank Him for His mighty creations. Nothing was created without Him.


the part of the Caprock nearest Wichita Falls

Did you find Wichita Falls on the Texas map?


What is the most beautiful thing that your area is known for?