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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.

Helmer Lortz, Gudrun, Pam J, Berny and 6 other people have particularly liked this photo


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

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2 months ago.
aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm
WOW - Faszinierend ...
2 months ago.
Marvin Matthews
Marvin Matthews
What a shocking view !
2 months ago.
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
Interesting Views
2 months ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Wow, that really is an amazing canyon.
2 months 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! ;)
2 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Impressive scenery, well captured.
2 months ago.
slgwv has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Thanks, Jaap!
2 months 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!
2 months 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!
2 months 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.
2 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
LOVE THIS
4 weeks ago.
slgwv
slgwv
Another little-known Nevada vista! ;)
4 weeks ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Spectacular! I guess you have so many natural wonders that the masses concentrate on the ones that are well known and easy to reach.
4 weeks ago.
slgwv has replied to Gudrun
Interesting you say that--designating an area as a national (or state) park makes it a Destination, and suddenly the crowds increase! For perfectly good reasons, of course; if you don't know much about an area, why _wouldn't_ you check out the places that have been specially labeled as of interest! But it leads to my feeling a bit ambivalent about such designations! ;)
In the early 90s, on a visit to Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada, created only in 1986, we were amused by all the new tourist infrastructure, including German-language "coffee table" books in the visitor center! It seemed kind of incongruous-- ;)
4 weeks ago. Edited 4 weeks ago.
Gudrun has replied to slgwv
Visitor pressure is getting a problem everywhere, people are clamouring for ever more facilities, are ruining the footpaths....
3 weeks ago.