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Wind River Canyon Wyoming by Gehrig Fry

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Gehrig Fry Gehrig Fry
Explore score
25
Size
1.35 Gigapixels
Views
1683
Date added
Aug 19, 2010
Date taken
Aug 18, 2010
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Some of the Earth’s oldest rocks, and some of Wyoming’s most challenging whitewater, can be found just south of Thermopolis in the Wind River Canyon, chiseled by time and gushing water through the Owl Creek Mountains.
Spectacular rock walls rise 2,500 vertical feet on either side to the ridge tops. You can crane your neck and see some of the oldest rock formations in the world, dating back to the Precambrian period, (more that 2.9 billion years ago) visible right from the highway, their black and pink cliffs protruding to the sky. The geology of every layer is marked by interpretive signage, making the drive a geology lesson and a trip through time.

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  1. David Pivin

    David Pivin (August 19, 2010, 08:18AM )

    Very nice work. I enjoyed looking for wildlife and locating the spot on Google Earth. You can place it here: 43.488448° N, -108.161533° E if you geo-code it, right below the turnout on US-20.

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