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Little Deer Creek cascades over sandstone ledges of the Precambrian-age Hades Pass unit of the Uinta Mountain Group into Cataract Gorge on the Duchesne River, Duchesne County. Duchesne River, Duchesne County, Utah Photographer: Rich Emerson; © 2015

POTD April 6, 2016: Duchesne River, Duchesne County, Utah

POTD 4-5-16 Duchesne County Waterfall

Duchesne River, Duchesne County, Utah
Photographer: Rich Emerson; © 2015

Little Deer Creek cascades over sandstone ledges of the Precambrian-age Hades Pass unit of the Uinta Mountain Group into Cataract Gorge on the Duchesne River, Duchesne County.

Glacially scoured and polished quartzite of the Precambrian-age Big Cottonwood Formation near Lake Blanche, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County. Photo by Adam Hiscock, UGS.

POTD March 29, 2016: Big Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah

I know there’s snow up in the Wasatch today, but the valley sure feels as nice as this photo!

POTD 3-29-16 Glacier Wasatch

Big Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County, Utah
Photographer: Adam Hiscock; © 2015

Glacially scoured and polished quartzite of the Precambrian-age Big Cottonwood Formation near Lake Blanche, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Wasatch Range, Salt Lake County.

As the Provo River plunges off the south side of the Uinta Mountains along the Mirror Lake Highway, it cascades over innumerable ledges of Precambrian-age Uinta Mountain Group sandstone. Provo Falls, Summit County, Utah Photographer: Gregg Beukelman; © 2015

POTD December 1, 2015: Provo Falls, Summit County, Utah

Take this in over your outdoor daydream today.

12-1-15

Provo Falls, Summit County, Utah
Photographer: Gregg Beukelman; © 2015

As the Provo River plunges off the south side of the Uinta Mountains along the Mirror Lake Highway, it cascades over innumerable ledges of Precambrian-age Uinta Mountain Group sandstone.

Tilted and folded Precambrian-age strata on Mount Superior (11,132 feet). Mount Superior, Salt Lake County, Utah Photographer: Mike Hylland; © 2014

POTD September 9, 2015: Mount Superior, Salt Lake County, Utah

POTD 9-9-15 Mount Superior Salt Lake County

Mount Superior, Salt Lake County, Utah
Photographer: Mike Hylland; © 2014

Tilted and folded Precambrian-age strata on Mount Superior (11,132 feet).

POTD April 29, 2014: Antelope Island State Park, Davis County, Utah

Antelope Island State Park, Davis County, Utah
Photographer: Paul Inkenbrandt; © 2012

Storm clouds clear over Bridger Bay and Antelope Island, the largest island in Great Salt Lake. Much of the island, including Stringham Peak (left background; elevation 6,345 feet), is made up of Precambrian-age rocks that are some of the oldest rocks in Utah (600 million to 2.5 billion years old).