Dry Canyon Near Mount Timpanogos

February 06, 2006

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Provided and copyright by: Doug Pusey, Canyon View Jr. High
Summary authors & editors: Doug Pusey

Dry Canyon is at the foot of Mount Timpanogos in the Wasatch Range of north central Utah. This photo was taken in May of 2004 -- a late spring snowfall acts to enhance some of the more subtle geological features. The resistant ridge across the center of the picture is made of dark gray, Great Blue limestone of Mississippian age (Lower Carboniferous Period). In this region, the Great Blue formation alone exceeds 2,500 ft (762 m) in thickness and is part of one of the most continuous marine deposits of the Carboniferous Period (354 to 290 million years ago).

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