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Canyon Lake Of Arizona - Land Big Fish
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© Christine Till
Nestled in the heart of the Superstition Mountains, 51 miles east of Phoenix, lie spectacular Canyon Lake, a rare gem in the desert which grows Gods natural skyscrapers.
Canyon Lake is one of the man-made lakes on the Salt River (Rio Salado) in the Superstition Mountains of central Arizona. A very popular boating area, it is formed behind Mormon Flat Dam.
Rocks visible across the lake were formed by a series of violent volcanic eruptions, which have left their record in the form of three ancient calderas. Little surface trace of these giant craters is left, but the outlines of them can be reconstructed by geological evidence. If one of these were active today, it would be referred to as a "supervolcano". These calderas last erupted approximately 15 million years ago, during what is called the Tertiary period.
Statuesque Bighorn sheep ... Eagles hovering above ...awwww ... Baby ducks ... Serene Fishing ... Camping nearby ... Finally, pontoon (or speed boats) boating amongst nature's immaculate cliffs; a piece of Americanas Grand Canyon right here east of the valley!
July 22nd, 2013
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