Friday, April 16, 2010

Sheep Mountain Earthquake Landslide Area

This picture shows the landslide area of the South portion of Sheep Mountain as a result of the earthquake that occurred on August 17, 1959. The 80 million ton of earth caused a dam which formed Earthquake Lake. One can see that a great deal of the moved earth has been dug out to allow for the Madison River to flow downstream.
One can also see that there are now trees (middle rear) growing on the landslide area.


  1. I guess I didn't know how beautiful our country was...

  2. Remind me NEVER to argue with Mother Nature....

  3. It oes make sense that where there are mountains.....there are tremendous forces going on under the surface! Thanks.....wasn't aware of this at all.