Natural Resources, School of

 

Date of this Version

10-24-2012

Document Type

Article

Citation

Private Guide for Use of Hikers and Bikers
© 24 October 2012

Abstract

This section of the Steamboat Trace Trail from markers 16 through 20 (Figure 1) offers especially good examples of geologic features in this part of Nebraska (Figure 2). These include: • The Missouri River, its valley, river cuts into the valley side, tributaries to the river, and flood control structures; • Sites of active and potential landslides; • Wind-deposited silts (called loess by geologists and soil scientists); • Glacial deposits; • Bedrock exposures of ancient sandstone, shale, conglomerate, and limestone; • Fossils of ocean- and land dwelling plants and animals; • Coal deposits.

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