Thursday, August 11, 2005

So what's so big about the Grand Tetons?

No foothills for this mountain range Posted by Picasa

What makes the Grand Tetons unique? There are no foothills. These big mamas were pushed straight up by massive earthquakes. If that wasn't enough already, while the mountain block went straight up west of the fault line, the valley floor dropped at the same time east of the fault line. The tourist town of Jackson is in the valley (very upscale by the way) and the valley region is generally referred to as Jackson Hole.

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