Sat, 19/Aug/2017 23:59

Red Rock Pass

I recently had the opportunity to visit Rd Rock Pass in South-Eastern Idaho. It is impressive and not too far from I-15. Driving south from Downey, I think is the best view. I cam upon it while heading north and got to the geologic marker. The information about the spillway from Lake Bonneville says things like, there was once more than 100 times the flow through the pass than there is through the Amazon River. The road is in the area carved out by the truly massive amounts of water. 

Having grown up around one of the major the shorelines of Lake Bonneville, I understand how big the lake was but it still boggles my mind the shear amount of water. 

 

Adjacent to the turnout and geologic sites is a large hill. On top of the hill is a historical marker mentioning Jefferson Hunt. It mentions his time in the Mormon Battalion and some of his other adventures. I am related to a lot of Hunts so thought he must be one of the many but alas, I am not related to him. On the opposite side of the hill is a small cemetery with stones for Jefferson, his wife and a few others. 





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