On the Road to Pipestone Canyon Valley

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On the road between the small mountain hamlet of Winthrop, Washington state, to Pipestone Canyon Valley, a few miles north of Winthrop in the North Cascade Mountain Range in Washington.
Image: David W. Morgan, 25 October 2008 [larger view].

The photographer, David Morgan, writes;

I am sending some pictures I took while on a fossil collecting trip this past Saturday. The [above image was] taken just a few miles north of Winthrop, WA while exploring the Pipestone Canyon area looking for Paleocene leaf impressions.


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