The Painted Chasm - BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gypsie2
N 51° 13.197 W 121° 28.844
10U E 606098 N 5675381
Quick Description: Chasm created by fire and ice on a BC back road.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/19/2010 12:22:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM9GMH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 13

Long Description:
The Painted Chasm was formed by glacial melt cutting into lava flows. The plaque reads: "At the close of the Ice Age about 10,000 years ago, a stream fed by melting ice cascaded over a falls forming this chasm by cutting into some of the lava flows that helped to build the Fraser Plateau. Individual lava flows are shown here by the horizontal layering. When the glacial ice finally disappeared the flow of meltwater stopped." The colours in the chasm vary from purple to gold and everything in between, depending on the mineral make-up of the particular flow of lava, and how bright a day it is.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Website reference: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
No specific requirements, just have fun visiting the waymark.
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90%Angel visited The Painted Chasm - BC 10/31/2010 90%Angel visited it