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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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Apr 16, 2018
Michael Brown
Feb 24, 2018
Quinn Luepke
Dec 25, 2017
France Barbeau
Dec 20, 2017
Lilian Valdez
Sep 1, 2017
Nick Nelson
Very cool, beautiful contrast with surrounding area
Aug 23, 2017
Meagan Kadish
Aug 18, 2017
John Sim
Jul 30, 2017
Omar Albayati
Saw the yellow mounds

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