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Throughout the park iron oxide has colored the sandstone a myriad shades of red, while more natural white or ochre hues have remained in various sections and layers. Water flow from rain, and river has etched through the rock and created deep chasms of twisted and convoluted mass. During storms, large boulders and trees crash down these canyons more rapidly eroding the deepening gorges. Collecting rains on Zion's massive plateaus rage to central gathering points and gush over precipices descending hundreds and sometimes one-thousand feet in awe-inspiring waterfalls, disappearing within minutes of the conclusion of a storm. .. "Without the green places in life, where one can experience the peaceful solitude which arises from contemplating the natural world, we cannot make the sacrifices in daily life which sustain the beauty of our world...the recycling, renewing, sharing, donating, researching, revitalizing and conserving this world for the next generations. It is a necessary step for becoming a person of conscience." © 2007 Margaret M. Savino Ph.D. mms47@cornell.edu "Without the green places in life, where one can experience the peaceful solitude which arises from contemplating the natural world, we cannot make the sacrifices in daily life which sustain the beauty of our world...the recycling, renewing, sharing, donating, researching, revitalizing and conserving this world for the next generations. It is a necessary step for becoming a person of conscience." © 2007 Margaret M. Savino Ph.D. mms47@cornell.edu