The Niagara Gorge is a beautiful example of sedimentary rock geology. We learned that the hardest rock (dolostone) is the top layer with various layers of limestone, shale, and sandstone beneath. As we looked along the gorge, we could see the evidence of these layers in the different colors and textures. Parts of the cliffs have fallen away, leaving their marks along the river in the form of huge boulders the size of houses!
It is amazing how many people were viewing the falls yesterday but very few were hiking along the gorge with us. While Niagara Falls are spectacular, we are so glad that we extended our visit to enjoy the beauty of the gorge. Thanks to Susan, Mike, Eric, Justin, and Barry for making this an amazing day of exploring the power of Nature!