Earth Pyramids of Serfaus, Austria
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member holy-ghost
N 47° 02.570 E 010° 35.400
32T E 620782 N 5211150
Quick Description: Earth pyramids (also called tent rocks, fairy chimneys, or hoodoos) are tall, thin spires of rock to be admired in several places near Serfaus, Austria.
Location: Tirol, Austria
Date Posted: 8/20/2010 2:38:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM9GR4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member condor1
Views: 28

Long Description:
Earth pyramids have taken shape in the course of many centuries and are attributable to erosion and particular circumstances, including subsequent periods of rain and aridity and a particularly wind-protected position. The erosion phenomenons rise above all in the places where Ice Age glaciers have deposited moraine slit in the valleys. In combination with water, this dry material that is hard as stone becomes a loamy mass, flowing towards the valley. A huge stone covering the mass protects the material below from rain, remaining dry and hard. This is how earth pillars are formed, reaching an altitude of up to 30 m.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Parking Coordinates: N 47° 02.370 E 010° 36.880

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: yes

Website reference: [Web Link]

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