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POTD August 6, 2014: High Uintas Wilderness, Summit County, Utah

Utah—putting the “Awe” in geology since the Precambrian.

High Uintas Wilderness, Summit County, Utah
Photographer: Chris DuRoss; © 2013

Ostler Peak (12,718 feet) is reflected in a meander bend of the Stillwater Fork of the Bear River in the Uinta Mountains. Thousands of years ago glaciers inundated much of the Uinta Mountains, leaving behind long glacier-carved valleys, steep-sided cirques, and jagged peaks.

POTD February 14, 2014: Bear River, Rich County, Utah

Would you be our Valentine? You geo friends really rock!

Bear River, Rich County, Utah
Photographer: Chris DuRoss; © 2011

This sand boil (eruption of liquefied sand) resulted from ground shaking during the 2010 magnitude 4.5 Randolph earthquake, which is one of the smallest earthquakes recorded to generate liquefaction. Bear River, Rich County.