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Grapevine/Northern Funeral Mountains
Titus Canyon/Double FoldGF2h. Location/Access:
(36o 49.686’N; 117o 07.302’W) Site GF2h is located a very short distance (0.2 miles) down the canyon from the ripple marks around the bend of canyon bottom to the left on the hillside. This is 19.7 miles in from the paved highway.
Best Time: Anytime other than mid-day as you will be looking into the sun.
Geology: The big double fold is apparent in the south canyon wall above you to the left. Remember that everything you are looking at is upside down because of the overturned nature of the entire stratigraphic section in this part of Titus Canyon (see p. 97 of Miller & Wright, 2004). Thus the anticline on the left and the syncline on the right are actually better called “antiform” and “synform” because while they appear as anticline and syncline they are actually the opposite. And more specifically, they are secondary folds within a major limb of the Titus Canyon overfold.