The Snake River
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 45.231 W 110° 37.443
12T E 530265 N 4844602
Quick Description: Geologic history sign about the Snake River, located at the Snake River Overlook.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2012 9:49:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMDZ5H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 2

Long Description:
“The ancient Snake River, engorged with snow and glacial meltwaters, cut a wide, twisting channel through the valley. Prominent terraces on either side of the present Snake River channel mark the ancient river’s course.
Today’s Snake River begins in the Teton Wilderness near Yellowstone National Park. It flows south into Jackson Lake, diagonally down jackson hole, turns west into Idaho, and eventually joins the Columbia River which flows into the Pacific Ocean.
Steep, 200-foot-high banks mark the width and depth of the ancient river bed.”
Marker Name: The Snake River

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Group Responsible for Placement: National Park Service

Addtional Information: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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