Eroding Landmark

Eroding Landmark (HM1MZI)

Location: Gering, NE 69341 Scotts Bluff County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 50.285', W 103° 41.925'

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Little by little, Scotts Bluff is eroding away

You are now standing on the summit of Scotts Bluff, but each year a little more of it erodes away. In 1933 the top of the metal survey post in front of you was level with the rock surface. In just a few decades, a considerable volume of sandstone has been removed.One by one, the grains of sand that make up this sedimentary rock break off, then blow or wash away. Given time, the persistent action of rain, ice, and wind will reduce Scotts Bluff to the level of the surrounding flatlands.Human footsteps greatly accelerate the erosion of the soft sandstone formations. Please help to preserve Scotts Bluff for future generations by remaining on the hard-surfaced paths.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 608040 N 4632617
Decimal Degrees41.83808333, -103.69875000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 50.285', W 103° 41.925'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 50' 17.1" N, 103° 41' 55.5" 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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