Saturday, July 02, 2005


The Cheltenham Badlands in Caledon, Ontario.... cool.......Orange_hills_010

Who would've thought they were there, just sitting at the side of the road? Tu-Anh had never seen them so we decided to take a really short road trip. From Brampton, we went north on McLaughlin Rd until we hit Old Base Line Road, we then made a left or went west on Old Base Line Road. The badlands are on the left or south side of Old Base Line Road, a little after you hit Chingacousy Rd. Apparently, this land was cleared many years ago for farming, and rapid erosion over the Orange_hills_007years has moulded the soft, dry soil into the strange undulating formation we see today. The reddish hue is caused by the presence of iron oxide in the soil, and the greyish stripes result from the reaction of the red iron oxide with circulating groundwater, changing it into green iron

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