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 Gully Behind Skull Cliff 
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You are standing on the side of a small drainage eroded into the tundra, looking in the direction of the green arrow. You are part way up the cliff as shown by the blue arrow.

Gully at JBG 65

This is the gully that cuts into Skull Cliff behind Section 65. There is a small stream at the bottom of the gully. During the brief summer, the stream erodes into the permafrost, exposing the sediments along the walls of the gully.

There are some funny iridescent patches of color on the surface of the water at the bottom of the gully.
oil seep in bottom of gully
This is an oil seep.

Behind you are what appear to be folded sediments.

From here you can:
Return to the beach at section 65.
Go down to the entrance of the gully.
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Sources: See beginning of trip.
This virtual field trip is part of the Athro, Limited web site.
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Written by Paul J. Morris
Maintained by Athro Limited
Date Created: 17 Jan 2000
Last Updated: 17 Jan 2000