Stebbins Gulch Cascading Staircase

This is the final ascent up the stream. The return trail is just above and to the left of the two fallen snags. The “staircase” or “cascade” is eroded into the uppermost unit of the Berea Sandstone at Stebbins, a series of thin-bedded shales and sandstones. This is a great place to see sedimentary structures such as ripple marks and “pocking,” an interference pattern caused by the intersection of two sets of ripple marks oriented in different directions.  

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