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You inspired some research RENat! I just presumed wind was a factor. Turns out it was probably more to "frost wedging". There are columns resembling the "pedestal base" elsewhere in the ridge. The bulge on top would then be some kind of anomaly -- perhaps the same kind of rock but rotated 90º so it wants to fracture horizontally rather than vertically like the pedestal? The "butt-crack" on the back of the cap-rock would seem to support this hypothesis -- plus it would provide the traditional process common in all hoodoos that protect their own pedestal under the umbrella of caprock while surrounding areas are free to erode away out beyond the drip-line.

Very interesting!!! And so beautiful!!!

That is almost like a postcard, just better!

Ummm.... It could be from Mars...

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