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TitleTalus in boulder field, near Kearsarge Pass, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California
DescriptionThe granite of the (Mesozoic-aged) Sierra Nevada Batholith is exposed to harsh alpine conditions. Water and frost action can break seemingly solid outcrop into boulders, leaving behind talus slopes and boulder fields such as this one.
Geologic provinceSierra Nevada
LocationUSA ▹ California. Near Independence. View from the John Muir Trail.
PhotographerDexter Perkins. 2002-01-27.
Key wordsgranite, weathering, Sierra Nevada
Tech details367 KB. Vista. Olympus LT.
GeoDIL number2209