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Windy Point Turnout - Wyoming
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 40.630 W 110° 43.474
12T E 522201 N 4836054
Quick Description: The Windy Point Turnout in Grand Teton N.P.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 3/16/2012 7:31:35 PM
Waymark Code: WME0B8
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Windy Point Turnout is located along Teton Park Road about a mile north of Moose, Wyoming. The overlook has a view of the Tetons.
At the viewpoint there are three signs titled “A Glacial Landscape”, “The Outwash Plain” and “Mountain Air”.
From Text of “A Glacial Landscape” sign: “A glacier 3,000 feet thick once filled this valley. Repeatedly, enormous glaciers transported cobbles, gravel, and coarse sand as they advanced. As the glaciers retreated, torrential meltwaters washed and spread the rocky material throughout the valley. Rain and snow percolate rapidly through the cobbles, leaving little moisture for overlying soil. Sage brush identifies this dry outwash plain.”
Describe - Highway or Road number: Teton Park Road

Closest town or city: Jackson, Wyoming

Number of parking spots available: 20

Winter View: no

Summer View: yes

Year around access ?: yes

Comfort station on site: no

Is a photo of an "Information Sign"included?: Yes

Name if a website describes this location.: Not listed

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