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balanced rock

[′bal·ənst ‚räk]
(geology)
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After that I crawled to the balanced rock, a huge boulder resting upon a tiny base no larger than the palm of your hand.
What we think of as Delicate Arch and Balanced Rock are, on a geological scale, just arrested motion--lovely snapshots of a moment in time.
The property recently partnered with Balanced Rock (balancedrock.org), a local nonprofit travel company, to offer health and wellness programs that focus on inward reflection in combination with outward exploration of the beauty of the High Sierra, tenayalodge.com
Another favorite stop was the Balanced Rock Viewpoint with a short, paved trail to get a closer look (be careful, I almost lost my hat in the wind here).
One of the more famous is the Arches National Park in eastern Utah, U.S., a protected land spanning 76,679 acres and protects over 2,000 arches, such as the (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delicate_Arch) Delicate Arch , the (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrified_dunes) Petrified Dunes and the (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balanced_Rock) Balanced Rock , among others.
We had a quick look at the skull rock and split rock and then along the Echo Cliffs sighted the famous Balanced Rock, so named since a massive rock stood perfectly poised on a needle point without toppling over.
There are many obvious answers to this question, and some not so obvious ones, but there's one I think deserves serious consideration: What made the Velvet Underground so great was religionor, more specifically, the fact that its three most influential founders were a Jew, an Episcopalian, and a Catholic who together created the sort of perfectly balanced rock theology we haven't seen before or since.
Precariously perched on the top of the pedestal is a fifty-five-foot tall, 3,500-ton sandstone rock, appropriately named the Balanced Rock. Buried beneath my feet are even older rocks of the Jurassic, Triassic, and Permian Periods and beneath these rocks lies a salt bed initially deposited in the Pennsylvanian Period nearly 300 million years ago.
The rolling roads took me around The Windows, Courthouse Towers and Balanced Rock, all nature's skyscrapers and bridges, giant monoliths shaped by the elements over millions of years.
Balanced Rock performs its timeless levitation atop a majestic pedestal, like a combination sentinel and yogi master always on the verge of enlightenment.
Balanced Rock, though, bears a striking resemblance to a Lady in a Tub, which is its other name.
This huge piece of balanced rock on the summit of the Glyder mountains perfectly captures what Pickstock is about: beautiful, naturally created and at an intriguing angle.