Shrouded Teton Range

Shrouded Teton Range

The Teton Range juts high into the sky from the land below.  With its jagged peaks, it’s one of the most unusual and pleasing sights I’ve ever seen in a mountainous region.  Fascinated by this wonder, I learned that the earth’s crust originally uplifted here some 50-60 million years ago.  But 5-10 million years ago, a chunk of rocks that had formed at the base uplifted again and created the Teton range of today.  It is a youthful range whose tectonic plate shifts of some of the hardest rock around are still under attack by erosion, and erosion hasn’t quite had the chance to shave its alps the way it has the more rounded mounds we are used to seeing lower to the ground.  How exciting it is to know that the range continues to grow!

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