East of Calgary is the high desert known as the Badlands. It is very similar to our U.S. desert with dramatic erosion, colored soils, rare minerals and those spooky Halloween hoodoos. While traveling in the Badlands east of Calgary I was most focused on finding the famous hoodoos. These are geological features where the softer earth has been eroded leaving a cap of harder rock at the top of the column which does not erode so rapidly and thus protects the remaining column of sandy earth below. The result is a strange formation giving a static picture of earth's time. Below are photos of some of those haunting hoodoos.
Young teenage hoodoos watching the sunset.
Momma hoodoo watching the teenage hoodoos while holding baby hoodoo.
Daddy hoodoo looking at the big screen TV in the bar across the road.