Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Geo 365: Feb. 19, Day 50: Abert Rim Pull Out

Looking ~south toward the pull out, Abert Rim looms over some foothills in the foreground. The subtle horizontal lineations on the hill slope are likely shoreline stand-stills of the receding, evaporating Lake Chewaucan.

Photo unmodified. August 20, 2011. FlashEarth location.


Lyle said...

Thanks for getting into the dry part of Oregon where there is no annoying vegetation to hide the rocks. Also the part of Oregon few get to. As an example at least the older DeLorme atlases of Oregon had eastern Oregon at 1/2 the scale of western Oregon i.e. there twice as many miles per inch.
However between Abert Rim, Steens Mountain, the resuls of the basalt floods, and the continental collisions (Blue Mountains), also visible on the drive thru Hells Canyon (chevron folded rocks), there is a lot of interesting geology in Eastern Or.

Lockwood said...

I truly love southeast OR, and I agree: too few Oregonians have made the effort to get out there. The Steens, Hart Mountain and Warner Valley, Abert Rim... all of this area is simply spectacular. I wouldn't want to live there; I like my rain and trees too much. But I love spending time in the area.