Glaciers Sculpt the Skyline
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 41.466 W 110° 40.403
12T E 526321 N 4837616
Quick Description: Geologic history sign about the glaciation of the Tetons, located at the Glacier View Overlook.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2012 7:54:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMDZ8M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 8

Long Description:
“A glacier 3,000 feet thick once filled this valley, overriding buttes and surrounding mountains. Only the highest Teton peaks protruded through this mass of ice.
During lesser ice ages, the heads of mountain glaciers cut enormous bowl-shaped cirques, leaving the hard rock between them as dramatic peaks. These great masses of moving ice carved deep canyons as they pushed toward the valley floor.
Mountain glaciers of the last ice age sculpted this mountain skyline. Currently, a dozen glaciers flow from the cirques cut by the ice age giants. Teton Glacier, the largest in the park, lies below and northeast of the Grand Teton, the highest peak.
Cascading water initially cut V-shaped canyons throughout the rising range. Later, massive mountain glaciers widened steep gorges into broad, U-shaped canyons.”
Marker Name: Glaciers Sculpt the Skyline

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

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