30 July 2011

Alluvial fan at Emerald Lake, B.C.

Posted by Callan Bentley

On my hike to the Burgess Shale earlier this week, we encountered some great geology as well as paleontology. For instance, consider this rather epic alluvial fan, spilling out of the Presidential Range to the northwest of Fossil Ridge and Mount Burgess, and rapidly filling the Emerald Lake basin.

Here’s a Google Map link to the location.