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Breccia Cliffs of Mount Sublette, Wyoming
Sun breaks out of the clouds for a moment, lighting the sheer, rotten breccia cliffs of Mount Sublette, as seen from Sublette Peak.

The breccia is, in this case, a hardened volcanic ash that contains rocks loosely cemented together. It often looks like the knob-studded conglomerate that makes for good climbing, but more often than not, it is treacherously brittle.

Absaroka Range, WY-- July 2007

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reinhard2Astonishing

reinhard2

Voted 10/10

quite similar looks could be taken in the Dolomites, where there is no ash breccia!
Beautiful shot anyway.
Posted Feb 13, 2008 1:03 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Astonishing

Bob Sihler

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Thank you. Yes, I have heard these cliffs compared to the Dolomites before, and there are a few shots on SP that show the similarities better than this one does. Lucky for you guys in Europe that you don't have that nasty breccia!
Posted Feb 13, 2008 2:06 pm

bobeckSo Subtle

bobeck

Voted 10/10

yet so awe inspiring. Takes me into the wild and makes me feel so isolated.
Posted Feb 14, 2008 8:52 am

Bob SihlerRe: So Subtle

Bob Sihler

Hasn't voted

I think that's about the best reaction I could hope for from this shot. To me, this shot is all about wilderness and mystery. I really appreciate this comment.
Posted Feb 14, 2008 10:12 am

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Bob SihlerSubmitted by Bob Sihler
on Feb 6, 2008 8:46 am

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Lat/Lon: 43.79210°N / 109.9783°W
Object Title: Breccia Cliffs of Mount Sublette, Wyoming

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