Cerro Castellan - Big Bend NP TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 29° 08.909 W 103° 30.193
13R E 645586 N 3225362
An interpretive sign explains the beauty and mystery of the formation of Castolon Peak
Waymark Code: WMTZDE
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 01/27/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

This interpretive sign is located along the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive in Big Bend National Park.

The sign reads as follows:

"CERRO CASTELLAN (Castolon Peak)
the layers visible in Cerro Castellan reveal millions of years of volcanic events. Stacked in this tower are several lava flows in volcanic tuffs (ash deposits) with layers of gravel and clay from periods of erosion between eruptions. As you continue on the drive, look for further signs of volcanism – pale beds of volcanic ash and dark basaltic boulders.

Many of Big Bend’s dramatic landmarks of molten origins. Though the Mule Ears Peaks, Cerro Castellan, and Chisos Mountains appear isolated from one another, they are closely related.

Cerro Castellan’s cap rock is the same lava that form the Chisos’ South Rim. Ash layers older than Cerro Castellan’s can also be found at Tuff Canyon."
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Parking Coordinates: N 29° 08.909 W 103° 30.194

Access fee (In local currency): 25.00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

Website reference: [Web Link]

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