Cirques & Thrust Faults

This image of Trinchera Peak shows the location of the main cirque and a mini-cirque (semicircles with "X"). Shown by the dashed lines are thrust faults caused during mountain building episodes during the late Miocene. The large, main cirque is the one on the thrust faults.

Photo & text by George Alex Sill

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