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slgwv

Posted on 11/01/2018


Photo taken on October 24, 2018



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Thousand Creek Gorge

Thousand Creek Gorge 

A spectacular slot canyon in extreme northern Nevada, on the Charles Sheldon Antelope Refuge not too far off Nevada State Route 140 (grandiosely named the "Winnemucca to the Sea Highway", from an early 20th century promotion). The inset shows a view downstream.
The canyon appears to be "superposed" in origin; that is, as Virgin Valley creek incised its course in this plateau it encountered this body of hard volcanic rock, and perforce eroded its course across it. This is in contrast to an "antecedent" drainage, in which the land rises as the stream keeps cutting to maintain its course.

Roger (Grisly), tiabunna, Andy Rodker, aNNa schramm and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


11 comments - The latest ones
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Excellent shot and PIP!

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2 weeks ago.
aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm
WOW - Faszinierend ...
2 weeks ago.
Marvin Matthews
Marvin Matthews
What a shocking view !
2 weeks ago.
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
Interesting Views
13 days ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Wow, that really is an amazing canyon.
12 days ago.
slgwv
slgwv
Thanks, everyone! It's surprisingly little known for being so spectacular--being out in the middle of nowhere presumably has something to do with that! ;)
11 days ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Impressive scenery, well captured.
11 days ago.
slgwv has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Thanks, Jaap!
5 days ago.
Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam
You've shown features of Nevada that most people don't know exist. I think it's thought of as a place utterly without beauty!
8 days ago.
slgwv has replied to Diane Putnam
Thanks, Diane! As I've commented elsewhere, I'm of two minds when people dis Nevada--it's irritating, but OTOH it keeps the crowds down!
5 days ago.
Diane Putnam has replied to slgwv
Hahaha! The crowds limit themselves to all they know of the place - Reno and Las Vegas. Well, I admit it's still not my dream destination, but neither is the one I ended up in.
5 days ago.