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Erratic, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Ridgefield, Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
N 45° 49.881 W 122° 44.984
10T E 519437 N 5075340
Quick Description: A granitic boulder is the remnant of cataclysmic Missoula Ice Age floods that occurred about 15,000 years ago.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2011 5:11:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMCT67
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 7

Long Description:
A granitic boulder is the remnant of cataclysmic Missoula Ice Age floods that occurred about 15,000 years ago. This glacial erratic was trapped in or carried atop an iceberg during the floods. When the flood waters reached the area now known as the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge it was 300 to 500 feet high. As the waters receded and the iceberg melted the large rock came to rest. This large rock was granite from the Rockies and Canada rather than the basalt rock of the surrounding area.

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