Travel Pics Theme: On the Road Again! Sea level as a moveable feast

Golden Table Tops

For the next six weeks or so, we’re on the road again – with a trip to the US

Today’s image comes from the Mile High City, Denver.

Denver’s one mile above sea level – in fact, the 13th step at the entrance to the State Capitol is the official one-mile marker.

But at one stage, it was BELOW sea level.

That was a while back, though – in fact, around 70 to 100 million years ago.

During the Paleozoic, the whole of Colorado (and other states nearby) was covered by a shallow inland sea. It receded, but then reformed in the Carboniferous, Triassic and Cretacious periods.

But since then, of course, it’s been lifted .. up above the one mile (1.6 km) mark.

Some of the mountains around it are even higher, of course, and those in the nearby Rocky Mountains can be three times as high.

But closer to home are the South Table Top and North Table Top mountains, seen in today’s #Travel pic.

These are in the Denver area called “Golden”. Our picture was taken from Lookout Mountain Park – at the Buffalo Bill Museum and grave site.

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