Bulldozed by Glaciers
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 42° 42.545 W 118° 34.435
11T E 371107 N 4729710
History sign about glaciation of Steens Mountain. The sign located off the Steens Mountain Loop Road at the Kiger Gorge VP.
Waymark Code: WMAWGE
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 03/03/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 4

Marker Name: Bulldozed by Glaciers
Marker Text: Imagine a massive glacier carving out this gorge during the ice age nearly one million years ago. In a cold, wet winter that lasted hundreds of years, a deep cap of snow accumulated on Steens Mountain. Snow compressed into masses of ice over a thousand feet thick. The relentless weight and downward momentum of the glacier gouged out the U-shaped valley of Kiger Gorge.

Historic Topic: Geological

Group Responsible for placement: BLM

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Eastern Oregon

County: Harney

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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