Rocks from the Triassic Period at the Wissmilenpass
Below the Wissensmilen Pass and along the Gipsgrat (gypsum ridge), hikers encounter a wide variety of rocks and colours. The sequence of layers here alternates between wine-red shale, whitish sandstone and yellowish dolomite. These rocks date from the Triassic period. The brownish-grey rocks, which form the summits of Spitzmeilen and Magerrain, already belong to the more recent Jurassic period.
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