The geology of The Chimneys can be visually misleading—even in person. Well before you reach the formations in your hike, the Chimneys are visible as a “small cluster” of rocky terrain in the middle of the desert. You thus become accustomed to its presence and forgetful of its size.
The image above may look like large rocks, but just how large are they? Here’s a clue: Look for my fedora—it’s propped atop an 8-foot tall rock, visible front and center.
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