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Moran in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Young, Restless, and Still Rising

Grand Teton National Park

 
 
Young, Restless, and Still Rising Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2015
1. Young, Restless, and Still Rising Marker
Inscription.
Imagine the Teton Range and the valley in front of you like two parts of a giant hinge. The Earth’s crust stretches and breaks into two blocks along the 40-mile-long Teton fault. Fractures generate large earthquakes along the fault. The western block hinges up and becomes the Teton Range.

The eastern block tilts down and forms the valley. As the mountain rise, wind, water, and ice wear down the jagged skyline and erode away sandstone and limestone layers except for small outcrops. The landscape continues to change. Geoscientists predict future earthquakes up to a 7.5 magnitude.

Old Rocks, New Range
The Teton Range is composed of some of the oldest rocks on Earth, but the mountain range is one of the youngest in North America. The stretching-cracking-tilting that formed the Tetons began only nine million years ago. In contrast, geologic forces squeezed the Earth’s crust and thrust up the Rockies over 70 million years ago.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 52.383′ N, 110° 34.431′ W. Marker is in Moran, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker is on Teton Park Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in the Willow Flats Overlook in Grand Teton
Young, Restless, and Still Rising Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2015
2. Young, Restless, and Still Rising Marker
National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Moran WY 83013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Teton Range (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson Lake Lodge (approx. 0.4 miles away); A New Era (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grand Teton National Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); 11,000 Summers in the Tetons (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cattleman's Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Valley View (approx. 1.9 miles away); John Colter (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Moran.
 
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains a picture of the landscape visible from the marker, and includes Grand Teton, Mount Moran and Jackson Lake. Also present is an illustration showing the location of the Teton Fault in relation to Mount Moran.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Marker in Grand Teton National Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2015
3. Marker in Grand Teton National Park
Teton Range Seen from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2015
4. Teton Range Seen from the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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