CALEDON, Ontario. I’ve just landed on Mars. Or so it seems.
Just a short drive north of my suburban neighbourhood lays an usual geographical landscape hidden in the Caledon Hills. The Cheltenham Badlands.
The area consists of naked windswept red hills and gullies. Iron oxide gives the land it’s reddish hue, while the narrow greenish bands highlight where groundwater has transformed the rock from red to green iron oxide.
The cause of this phenomenon is due to poor to overgrazing of the land, resulting in the exposure of the badlands.
The area is now a popular hotspot for amateur dirt bike riding and photography.
Who says you can’t have an adventure in your own backyard!