Monday, January 28, 2008

Natural Talc


There is a great state park that is a little over an hour north of Susanville. My family loves to visit Burney Falls. We usually bring a picnic and hike on some of the trails. The Pacific Crest Trail goes through part of this park. Its a GREAT area to just relax.
I posted this photo today because my son wanted to know when we planned to visit the waterfalls again. Along the hiking trail towards camp Britton is a large area of talc. Its very soft and people hiking past often carve their names in the wall. After passing this area, we left white footprints on the brownish red clay soil. It was an interesting contrast.
The park is busy May-September. We like to visit during the Fall through mid-Spring. There are very few people there and its very peaceful.

6 comments:

Jim said...

Is that where talcum powder comes from? Yeah, I am that dumb.

Pat said...

Wow! I didn't know all that!



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Jana said...

Yep talc powder is a naturally occuring thing. I didn't know that either until we visited the falls and took the walk that lead us past the talc, lol.

smilnsigh said...

Very interesting photo. I almost see an arm and a hand there... the gray.

Mari-Nanci

Uma por Dia said...

I knew that talc was a mineral, but i had never saw it. thanks :) Very interesting

Neva said...

I am with Jim....what a hoot....nice info.