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Mt. Everts Mudslides

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Mt. Everts Mudslides Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rich Pfingsten, March 23, 2009
1. Mt. Everts Mudslides Marker
Inscription. Landslides are epidemic in this valley. In late spring and summer, storm clouds travel through the Gardner River canyon, striking Mt. Everts with brief but intense showers. The dry, layered cliffs have little protective vegetation. Loosened by seismic tremors and constant freezing and thawing, tons of mud and rock wash downslope, forming alluvial fans at the base.

Inset photo caption - Down valley, toward Gardiner, the slumping is more severe. After a heavy rain, cliffs of shale, mudstone and sandstone turn to liquid mud and half the mountain seems to come pouring down, sometimes blocking traffic. Boulders and uprooted trees ride great distances. Look for landslide evidence on either side of the road.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 44° 58.711′ N, 110° 41.523′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker is on North Entrance Road (U.S. 89), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Sign is one mile north of the Albright Visitor Center at a large turnout. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mail Carrier’s Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); From Soldier to Ranger
Mt. Everts mudslide area opposite the marker image. Click for full size.
By Rich Pfingsten, March 23, 2009
2. Mt. Everts mudslide area opposite the marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Post Exchange (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named From Soldier to Ranger (was approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ); A Soldier's Life (was approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ); a different marker also named A Soldier’s Life (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Yellowstone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to Historic Fort Yellowstone (was approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Mudslides further downstream along the Gardner River image. Click for full size.
By Rich Pfingsten, March 23, 2009
3. Mudslides further downstream along the Gardner River
This is located near the 45th Parallel sign in Montana.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2011, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on September 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2011, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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