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Have you identified any temples on the south side of the Grand Canyon? If so, where. If you could no

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Have you identified any temples on the south side of the Grand Canyon?
If so, where. If you could not find any temples, what would be the most best explanation for their lack - given what you have observed in section B of this lab?
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1. There are no clear examples of temples on the south side. There are lots of narrow ridges, but these all extend back to the edge of the south rim. The best explanation for the lack of temples on the south side is the lack of faulting. Faults break apart the rock formations of the Grand Canyon, and the fault breaks are the reason for the existence of temples. In contrast, the north side of the Grand Canyon has an extensive network of faults that separate temples from the plateau of the North Rim.
2.There are no clear examples of temples on the south side. There are lots of narrow ridges, but these all extend back to the edge of the south rim. The best explanation for their lack on the south side and their presence on the north side would be the amount of drainage development. The south drainages are short and connect directly up to the south rim, while the north-side drainages are longer and much more extensive with tributary development that can separate temples.

3.There are no clear examples of temples on the south side. There are lots of narrow ridges, but these all extend back to the edge of the south rim. The best explanation for the lack of temples on the south side is the lack of big landslides on the south side of the Colorado Rive. The North Rim is both higher and wetter than the South Rim. The elevation and moisture have resulted in large landslide blocks that break loose from the North Rim. They slide slowly towards the low spot of the Colorado River. As they slide, they separate from other rock formations and end up as isolated Temples

4.The south side of the Colorado River does have temples. They are found right next to the Colorado that they tower over. The Redwall Limestone is the formation that typically makes up the summits of these temples. There are too many south side temples to name, but nice ones can be found underneath Hopi Point and Shoshone Point.

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