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Grapevine/Northern Funeral Mountains
Titus Canyon/Overturned SectionGF2f. Location/Access:
(36o 49.705’N; 117o 06.477’W) This site is located 1.2 miles down canyon from Klare Spring or 18.9 miles from the paved highway. Park at a wide spot in the road and climb the lower edge of the south side of the canyon to the GPS coordinates. Then look back across and up the canyon. Best Time: Any time.
Geology: By looking across the canyon and up to the ridgeline and back up the canyon from which you have come, the broad overturned nature of the folding can be seen. This is the Titus Canyon anticline. The fossiliferous shale near the coordinates is the Cambrian Carrara formation. Since things are overturned here, the younger Bonanza King, which was seen back in Leadfield, is now on the left and dipping back up canyon and the older Zabriskie quartzite is up canyon. From this point to the end of the canyon, all of the sedimentary rocks you will see are then upside down.