Remnant Highlands

Remnant Highlands (HM1MZG)

Location: Gering, NE 69341 Scotts Bluff County
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N 41° 50.12', W 103° 41.971'

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These bluffs are isolated remnants of the ancient high plains

The bluff you are standing on and the ones adjacent to it are known collectively as Scotts Bluff. Like the famous Chimney Rock to the east, Scotts Bluff is an outlier formation of the Wildcat Hills, visible along the horizon to your right.Twenty million years ago, the surface of the plains was as high as Scotts Bluff - a gently sloping landscape composed of sediments from high lands to the west. About 5 million years ago, the Platte River and its tributaries began to erode the high plains. Bit by bit, water carried away massive volumes of soil and rock, creating canyons that grew wider and wider.Today only Wildcat Hills, Scotts Bluff, and other erosion-resistant remnants of the high plains remain. On the multi-layered cliff face ahead you can see many of the rock layers that once covered the region.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 607981 N 4632311
Decimal Degrees41.83533333, -103.69951667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 50.12', W 103° 41.971'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 50' 7.2" N, 103° 41' 58.26" W
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Area Code(s)308
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Gering NE 69341, US
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