INCLINED TO VERTICAL STRATA
DESCRIPTION - During intense tectonic deformation, sedimentary strata can be tilted to the vertical. In some cases, beds can be completely overturned so that the top of a bed faces directly downward.
Figure 1 - Vertical beds near Periodic Springs, Swift Creek Canyon, WY. (Photo 1982)
Figure 2 - Don't be fooled. These are perfectly vertical beds found in the northern Rockies. Rotate the photo 90 degrees counterclockwise for the true photo angle. (Photo 1982)
Figure 3 - Near-Vertical Beds of limestone and siltstone. Differential weathering gives greater relief to the limestone beds. Triassic Thaynes Fm. Little Muddy Creek, WY. (Photo 1983)
Figure 4 - Inclined strata, Nova Scotia. (Photo 1974)