Little by little, Scotts Bluff is eroding awayYou 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 By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 608040 N 4632617|
|Decimal Degrees||41.83808333, -103.69875000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 50.285', W 103° 41.925'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 50' 17.1" N, 103° 41' 55.5" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Unnamed Road, Gering NE 69341, US|
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