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He was saying some of this in the Mt. Leidy Highlands one day when we were sitting on an outcrop at ninety-two hundred feet and looking at a two-hundred-and-seventy-degree view that ran across the pinnacled Absarokas to a mountain of lava of Pleistocene age and then on up the ridgeline of the Continental Divide to the glaciers and summits of the Wind River Range, thirty-eight feet higher than the Tetons. The skyline sloped gently thereafter, flattened, and became the subsummit surface of Miocene age, the level of maximum burial. There followed, across the southern horizon, the whole breadth of the Gros Ventre Mountains, with afternoon light on bright salmon cliffs of Nugget sandstone, at least four hundred feet high. The eye moved west over other summits and ultimately came to rest on the full front of the Tetons. We looked at it all for a considerable time in silence. Love said he liked this place because he could see so much from it, and had stopped here many times across the decades, to lean against a pill.on pine and sort through the country, like an astronomer with the whole sky above him sorting through the stars. He also said, reflectively, “I guess I’ve been on every summit I can see zakelijke energie vergelijken from here.” Below us was Dry Cottonwood Creek It ran southeast several miles, and then turned through a tight bend to head west toward the Tetons. We could see other streams almost identical in configuration, like a collection of shepherd’s crooks. “The land tilted east, and then south, before it tilted west,” Love said. “This is the tilting block that stops at the foot of the Tetons. The barbed streams are evidence that the hinge is east of us here. The hinge is probably the Continental Divide. We can learn a lot from streams. They’re so sensitive. They respond to the slightest amount of tilting. I think this is underestimated.” Pointing down to some sandstone ledges along the bank of Dry Cottonwood Creek, he said that Indians had frequently camped there because long ago the stream was so full of trout you could reach in under the ledges and catch them with your hand. He asked if I knew why the water was so clear. “There’s no shale upstream,” he said. “No fines to contaminate it. If you look at a stream, you can see in the zakelijke energie sediments the whole history of a watershed. It’s as plain as the lines on the palm of your hand.”

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