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Kaibab Plateau Peak  Arizona   #13537
Ranges: North America Ranges

Height: 2805 m -> 9203 feet
Prominence?: 1092 m above Telegraph Flat Pass
Line Parent?: Black Butte (130.9 km away, at bearing 352 degrees)
Greater Parent: Fish Lake Peak (248.0 km away)

Location:   36.39580,-112.15094     36:23:45, -112:09:03   12S 396787 4028465 (70 km SE of Fredonia).   AreaCode: DL62/DB95
This peak is #99 on the Height List for Arizona . This peak is #13 in Prominence List for Arizona .The deepest part of the Grand Canyon is found where the Colorado River cuts across the Kaibab Plateau. The South Rim (lower part of the picture) is the area most people visit. To the east of the plateau, the river flows southward through the Marble Canyon section. The Little Colorado River (extreme right edge) joins the main river just before the Colorado turns west through the plateau. One of the clues to the origin of the canyon can be observed on the west side of the plateau where the river is almost parallel to the contour lines. Kanab Creek flows southward to join the Colorado on the west side of the plateau and Havasu (Cataract) Creek joins at the left edge.
  The contour lines on the west side of the plateau tell us that the topography was different when the path across the Kaibab was first established. If water exists on a slope, then it will normally flow downhill at right angles to the contour lines. Here the river is almost parallel to the contour lines (on the plateau away from the river). The path of the river on the west side of the plateau is a record from an earlier age when downhill was northward toward the top of the page instead of today's down to the southwest. This old topography has been altered by more recent uplifts, but The Canyon is telling us a story. All we have to do is learn how to listen.

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