Balanced Rock at Dusk (1989)

A sunset view of Balanced Rock and Ham Rock, with a gibbous moon.

From this viewpoint (and with a long lens) Ham Rock looks very close to Balanced Rock, but it’s actually over a kilometer away. It was probably named for its resemblance to a canned ham.

The pedestal between Balanced Rock and Ham Rock in this picture once contained a smaller companion to Balanced Rock called “Chip off the Old Block.” It collapsed in 1976.

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