Forgotten Roses (Tenerife, Spain)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KateBum
N 28° 21.960 W 016° 27.820
28R E 356569 N 3138617
Quick Description: Most objects of interest in the Parque Nacional del Teide are appreciated with information boards. These two stone roses unfortunately not.
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 11/2/2009 10:05:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM7JWN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 89

Long Description:
The Forgotten Roses are the result of a combination of processes which were initiated when the lava river got cold, which formed this singular geological structure. When the lava is solidifying, its mass contracts and cracks. That´s why when the rocks are exposed to the wind and weather, they sometimes tend to crack adopting some characteristic shapes. In some cases, when the rocks are broken into hexagonal prisms, organs are created. If the cracks are of a radial type, "stone petals" are easily loosen, producing the formation of roses.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Parking Coordinates: N 28° 21.960 W 016° 27.822

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

Website reference: [Web Link]

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