Nature's Destruction

Nature's Destruction (HM1CTX)

Location: Greybull, WY 82426 Big Horn County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 34.346', W 107° 33.048'

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In June 1959, a tornado roared over the south rim of the canyon directly before you. Its path was along Granite Creek to your left and through what used to be Granite Creek Campground. One person was killed. The twister ripped up timber and laid it out in the pattern you see now.

While tornadoes usually occur on the plains, several have visited the Big Horn Mountains. Blowing down mountain timber at 10,000 feet above sea level, these tornadoes are among the highest on record. The Forest Service salvaged part of the downed timber, but the steepness made it difficult to retrieve trees from the upper slopes. A road at the bottom of the blowdown area enabled some clearing and reseeding. Most of the scar has revegetated naturally.
Placed ByBighorn National Forest
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 8:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 297467 N 4938620
Decimal Degrees44.57243333, -107.55080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 34.346', W 107° 33.048'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 34' 20.76" N, 107° 33' 2.88" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 118 Unnamed Road, Greybull WY 82426, US
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