Grand Teton National ParkFrom this vantage point, notice how the landscape spreads before you. Geology controls the park's natural communities from valley wetlands to the mountain alpine. Ice-age glaciers periodically blanketed this landscape last retreating 14,000 years ago leaving behind river channels, outwash plains, glacial moraines, potholes, deep canyons and jagged peaks.Glaciers act like conveyor belts depositing rocky debris as ridges called moraines that contain rocks ground to the consistency of flour. Rock flour retains moisture allowing lodgepole pine forests to flourish on these moraines.As glaciers retreat, blocks of ice drop to the valley floor and become buried in outwash gravel. When the ice melts, the resulting depression or pothole forms a pocket of forest or wetland surrounded by a sea of sagebrush in the outwash plain.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 7th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12T E 534112 N 4854843|
|Decimal Degrees||43.84588333, -110.57561667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 50.753', W 110° 34.537'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 50' 45.18" N, 110° 34' 32.22" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Signal Mountain Rd, Moran WY 83013, US|
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