Mount Robson, from Mount Robson Provincial Park Visitor Center, British Columbia

A Giant, Geological Layer Cake


All sedimentary rock, by definition is laid down in layers,┬ástrata to use the geological term. Often the layers get shoved around, folded and twisted, as they move through the tectonic grinder. It’s rare to see a mountain, a very large mountain, composed of apparently unaltered strata. Meet Mount Robson. It’s a 12,969 foot tall layer…