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Monday, June 8, 2009

The Pinnacles, Western Australia

Spot the 4WD?

The Pinnacles, interesting limestone spiers rising out of the sand, are located in the Nanbung National Park. It's believed the Pinnacles were created millions of years ago as seashells were broken down into sand and then eroded by water and wind.

The Pinnacles were first discovered by Major Logue and his stockmen in 1849. Major Logue was the owner of Ellendale, 96,000 acres near the Greenough River. One night they were camped near the Nambung River and the cattle strayed during the night. While searching for them the next morning, the stockmen discovered these fascinating sculptures in the Pinnacle Desert.