Box Elder's Terraces

Box Elder's Terraces

Box Elder's Terraces. November 09
on Nov 9, 2009 12:59 am
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lcarreau - Nov 10, 2009 12:16 am - Voted 10/10

Once again...

Hey, wait a minute.

Is this a freak of Nature, or is there a
geological solution to be found here?

That's really cool!


TyeDyeTwins - Nov 10, 2009 1:00 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Once again...

Thanks for the vote/comments. Back in 1950 a massive cloud burst put down enough rain to create a wall of water that raced down 5,500 vertical feet, destroying a power station. The water left gullies up to 30 feet deep. This was the National Forest Service's way of making sure this did not happen again. Just one more exsample of why overgrazing can cause so much trouble. Take care out there Larry.


byates - Nov 10, 2009 11:34 am - Voted 10/10

CCC contours

My understanding is that the contours go back to the 30's CCC era, at least the ones in Willard canyon and the Cascade- Provo Peak areas do.


lcarreau - Nov 10, 2009 12:27 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: CCC contours

That CCC was an amazing group, but I'm not
taking the bait on this one.

C'mon ... everybody knows that the terraces on Box Elder were created by the rise and fall of ancient Lake Bonneville.

Either that, or an extremely ambitious band
of Elves and trolls were out there in the
Wasatch Mountains "gitten' the job dun'!!!"


Dean - Nov 10, 2009 2:25 pm - Voted 10/10

The terraces

An amazing accomplishment when one considers the manhours of work needed to put those in.
Yes, it was the CCC that put those in and more can be found here:

and more (see comments)here:


lcarreau - Nov 10, 2009 11:13 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: The terraces...

But ... why would the CCC want to scar up the
landscape like that?

Okay, thanks for the link Dean.

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