Obsidian Cliff

Yellowstone Tracks of the StoneBear Lamar River Valley

Sept

Obsidian Cliff

Driving out to the Lamar river valley we came up on Obsidian Cliff. That's the Lamar river below that cut the canyon we're overlooking. On the otherside of the canyon, a few feet below the surface topsoil is a strata of vertical hex collumns. this is the igneous rock that cooled slowly to form those six sided hex collumns.

There is obsidian here from the igneous rock flows that ancestral natives used as primitive stone tools back 10,000+ years ago. The obsidian here used by ancestral natives for tools and weapons was traded with value, and has been traced as far east as Ohio and New York - upstate.

The Lamar river cut this valley over several hundred eons of time. It's like looking through a geographical magnifying glass of time and history. Phenominal!!!

And where the cars were parked in the lookout overlook... the cut of the road showed the same hexagonal rock collumns on our side of the valley. Life has flourished here in this valley for many millenia. This is an historic place. Really good to see this.























Yellowstone Tracks of the StoneBear Lamar River Valley

Sept

Obsidian Cliff

Driving out to the Lamar river valley we came up on Obsidian Cliff. That's the Lamar river below that cut the canyon we're overlooking. On the otherside of the canyon, a few feet below the surface topsoil is a strata of vertical hex collumns. this is the igneous rock that cooled slowly to form those six sided hex collumns.

There is obsidian here from the igneous rock flows that ancestral natives used as primitive stone tools back 10,000+ years ago. The obsidian here used by ancestral natives for tools and weapons was traded with value, and has been traced as far east as Ohio and New York - upstate.

The Lamar river cut this valley over several hundred eons of time. It's like looking through a geographical magnifying glass of time and history. Phenominal!!!

And where the cars were parked in the lookout overlook... the cut of the road showed the same hexagonal rock collumns on our side of the valley. Life has flourished here in this valley for many millenia. This is an historic place. Really good to see this.

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