Tornillo Flat Overlook

Upon exiting  the Big Bend Fossil Exhibit, a white sidewalk leading upwards captured our attention.  The sidewalk ended at an overlook of Tornillo Flat, so named for the small mesquite tree, the tornillo, that flourish in this area.

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At Tornillo Flat, scientists have discovered remains from the Paleocene (65-23 million years ago) and Eocene Epoch (56-34 million years ago) as well as the Cretaceous Era (145-66 million years ago).  These facts leads one to believe that this breathtaking view provides more than good fodder for a lowly Arkansas photographer!

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