The View From Cerro Gordo Summit, California

The view is eastward from Cerro Gordo Summit in the Inyo Mountains, California, near the intersection of Cerro Gordo Road and Swansea-Cerro Gordo Road, 8.3 miles from State Route 136. Elevation is nearly 9,000 feet; the steep slopes at extreme right of picture are composed of the Middle to Upper Devonian Lost Burro Formation, which locally yields profuse stromatoporoids (an unusual variety of sponge), brachiopods, crinoids and gastropods. The distant mountains all lie within Death Valley National Park, established in December of 1994. 

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