Moose in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Grand Teton National Park
The Teton Range towers over Jackson Hole. Powerful geologic forces began stretching this area less than 10 million years ago cracking the Earthís crust to form the 40-mile long Teton fault. Movement on this fault generates massive earthquakes up to magnitude 7.5. Each earthquake hinges the mountain block skyward and drops the valley-block leaving no foothills.
Ancient granite and gneiss, 2.5 to 2.7 billion years ago, from the core of this youthful range. These rocks resist erosion but over time wind, water and ice slowly shape the landscape. Ice, in the form of glaciers, carved and sculpted the dramatic landscape forming jagged arÍtes, U-shaped canyons and deposited moraines.
“The grand lift of the Tetons is more than a mechanistic fold and faulting of the earthís crust; it becomes a primal gesture of the earth beneath a great sky.”
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 40.635′ N, 110° 43.471′ W. Marker is in Moose, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker is on Teton Park Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in the Windy Point Turnout in Grand Teton National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Moose WY 83012, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Foundations of a Community (a few steps from this marker); A Spiritual Heart in the Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); Walk Back in Time (approx. 1.3 miles away); Making it Last (approx. 1.4 miles away); Staying Cool (approx. 1.4 miles away); “Mean and Menor” (approx. 1.4 miles away); Water Filter (approx. 1.4 miles away); Menorís Ferry (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Moose.
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