Near Joseph in Wallowa County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Land Of Fire And Water
The Dynamic Terrain
Small earthquakes in the region during the past few decades remind us that the earth beneath us is restless still. Movement along faults, rockfalls and landslides, intense storms and melting snow, water cascading into the Snake River from tributary streams, and fluctuating water levels in the canyon continue to shape this dynamic landscape. The Snake River rapids themselves are constantly-changing obstacles. Those who are adventurous enough to run them, must learn to read the changing faces of both water and rock.
Erected by United States Forest Service.
Location. 45° 7.433′ N, 116° 50.112′ W. Marker is near Joseph, Oregon, in Wallowa County. Marker can be reached from National Forest Service Road 490 2 miles east of Wallowa Mountain Loop (Forest Service Road 39). Click for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Story Written in Stone (here, next to this marker); Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Look Over Hells Canyon ... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bonneville Expedition (approx. 5.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Official US Forest Service website. (Submitted on February 14, 2014.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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