Mt Babcock has shed these rocks so perfectly they resemble ships laid up in a yard. Amazing views of the valley await brave hikers.
1. Neoproterozoic to Early Cambrian age (728 Million years ago (Ma) to 525 Ma): This period was characterized by the deposition of sediments along the edge of the North American plate from a source to the northeast, such as the low hills depicted in the figure below. The margin of the plate was pulling apart (rifting) as the supercontinent of Rodinia was breaking up. There was a world-wide glaciation during this interval, and glacially derived sediments were deposited as well.