A-Shi-Lia-PA (in another embodiment, Ah-Shi-Next-the Groin) — it is a vast wasteland where there are no animals, no water, no plants, no cellular communication, and certainly for many miles around no human settlements.
But there are absolutely stunning landscapes from the conical and mushroom shaped rock formations, pyramids of stones, fossils of various shellfish and insects, and dinosaur bones, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to feedup.ru.
This is an enchanted stone forest in the Northwest of the state of new Mexico, you can get there by car, which is true, it is better to do in good weather.
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The whole area is covered with chalk and clay soils, which in the rain, the traveler runs the risk, if not slipping on the slopes of one of the rocks, so just carry on each foot a couple pounds of mud stuck.
But these limestone deposits are so wonderful stick to the shoes and is the reason for the uniqueness of this place. In these deposits one can find well-preserved remnants of prehistoric animals and plants. Small finds like fossils of mollusks, even allowed (“in reasonable quantities”) to take a souvenir home, but any bones of large animals is strictly not allowed to touch.
In the wasteland you can see the combination of several contrasting colors of the rocks. White paint is clay, the black is volcanic ash, brown and reddish blotches is chips of petrified prehistoric trees. Sometimes you can meet a whole branch of plants that grew here in the days of prehistoric dinosaurs, fish and birds.
The whole valley A-Shi-Lia-PA extends 26 square kilometers, but the most famous part of it — with worse, is at the very edge. Hoodoo (eng. hoodoo) is a tall, pointed formations of soft geologic strata, which over the years “sharpened” water and wind. While on top of these rocks is another, more durable rocks that erosion has affected less and who eventually creates the appearance of “mushroom cap” at the rock. Such formations are typically formed in hot and arid areas, and A-Shi-Lia-PA is the perfect place for this.