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The yellow mounds are actually fossil soils called paleosols that have weathered from the layers above them. The upper layers are comprised of paleosols and volcanic ashes. These mounds are noteworthy because of the various vibrant colors they produce, including a predominant yellow hue. It is possible to find fossils preserved in these paleosols, but be sure not to take any as it violates federal law.

On the Road: There is a small lot for parking and an easily identifiable trail..

Family Friendly: Fun view that the kids can get out and explore.

Gem Type: Geologic Feature

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Jorden Stanley

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Jul 10, 2020
Niko Panteleakis
Jul 3, 2020
Michele W
Drive right by on the loop-
Jun 30, 2020
Osamah Hasan
Great places to take pics
Jun 22, 2020
Jason Lawyer
Jun 22, 2020
Sydney Urbaniak
Jun 14, 2020
Nunzio Gaglianello
Kids
Jun 5, 2020
Nicole Brainard
Watched an amazing sunset at this spot!
Apr 9, 2020
Patrick Hubert

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