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Situated along each trail in Arches National Park in Utah is a sign explaining the Cryptobiotic crust.

When hiking along the trail at Devils Garden Trailhead in Arches National Park in Utah, USA be sure to read the sign so you are aware of the dangers of trampling Cryptobiotic crusts. This Cryptobiotic crust or biological soil crust is very important to the soil and ecosystems.These crusts help to keep the soil in place so that they can protect the ground deposits from any erosions. The crust absorbs water to keep the ground enriched which makes the ideal location for seeds to reproduce and safe havens for insects to live.Cryptobiotic crusts are extremely easy to destroy and once they have been crushed many years may pass before they grow back. In the meantime, while the regrowth is taking place, the sediment can be washed away by floods or blown away from dust storms which defeats the whole process.There is more than one trail sign in Arches National Park in Utah, USA so be sure to pay attention to each one as to keep our world evolving as it is meant to and avoid any destruction. ... continue below the picture...



Trail Sign Arches National Park

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Trail Sign Arches National Park
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... There is a great deal of knowledge that everyone needs to know when hiking through the trail at Devils Garden in Arches National Park.Sign at the Devils Garden Trailhead, Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1DS, aperture of f/5.0, exposure time of 1/100 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 53mm.

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Trail Sign Arches National Park
Situated along each trail in Arches National Park in Utah is a sign explaining the Cryptobiotic crust.
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Rolf Hicker
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