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Chiricahua National Monument

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Cruickshank, V, Chiricahua National Monument, Langana, Launceston Walking Club, Launceston, Tasmania, Summer/Autumn, 2020-21, pp. 9-10. (2020) [Magazine Article]


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Abstract

Known as the "Wonderland of Rocks", Chiricahua National Monument is one of America’s more remote and least-visited park sites, located in south eastern Arizona less than 100km from the Mexican border. For those wondering, the key difference between a national park and a national monument is the way they are established: parks are established by an act of Congress to protect their scenic, inspirational, educational and recreational value, whereas monuments are proclaimed by the President because they have objects of historical, cultural or scientific interest. Chiricahua National Monument was established in 1924 to protect its extensive rock towers and balancing rocks, which are the result of the erosion of compacted volcanic ash from the eruption of an ancient volcano just south of the park about 27 million years ago. The formations at Chiricahua are similar in size and shape to the more famous sandstone spires of Bryce Canyon in Utah, but predominantly grey or brown and covered by green lichen.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:volunteering, healthy for life
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Health promotion
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Cruickshank, V (Dr Vaughan Cruickshank)
ID Code:142139
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-12-15
Last Modified:2021-03-02
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