Category Archive: rocks & geology

Natural Bridges National Monument

I was only back in Utah for about a week before we left on a 3 week trip to northern New Mexico via southeast Utah. Our objective was a build with the Santa… Continue reading

Ice Cream Sundae Rocks: Pine Park, Dixie National Forest

We had gotten wind of some unique volcanic formations out near the Nevada border and were planning on checking them out but at the last minute Tom couldn’t come so Terry and I… Continue reading

Petrified Forest National Park

Well, the storm I wrote about waiting out in my last post left northern New Mexico slick with seriousl layers of ice and snow. I had planned to continue north to visit archaeological… Continue reading

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and the Phenomenal Sante Fe Brewing Company

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks are a remarkably unique geological feature formed when nearby volcanoes in the Jemez Field spewed pyroclastic flows approximately 7 million years ago. Ash, pumice, and tuff from the volcano… Continue reading

Exploring Red Cliffs Desert Preserve and Snow Canyon State Park

For our first hike after returning to Utah, we rode with Terry down to the Red Cliffs. En route to the hike we decided to start from an unnamed trailhead the two of… Continue reading

The Twisted Forms and Many Colors of the Red Cliffs. Or, Maybe You Want To Skip This Post if You Don’t Want to Look at Rocks.

After returning from Grand Staircase-Escalante, we ventured back to the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area for a hike. Upon our arrival I decided we should head southwest from the Cottonwood Canyon Trailhead towards… Continue reading

Neys Provincial Park, Part 2: Under the Volcano Trail

The trailhead for the Under the Volcano Trail begins at the end of the Point Trail, which brings you to the other side of the largest headland at Neys. I was intrigued by… Continue reading

Pebble Beach, Marathon, Ontario

Pebble Beach is a 2km stretch of beach loaded with deposits of huge rounded pebbles and driftwood. Smoothed by wave action, the large rocks are piled on the steep shoreline making for difficult… Continue reading

Lake Superior Provincial Park, Part 5: Agawa Rocks Pictographs and Sinclair Cove

The Agawa Rocks Pictographs were created by the Ojibwe people over the course of two thousand years though the ones that reman visible are believed to date from four hundred years ago at… Continue reading

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado

The Florissant Fossil Beds in eastern Colorado are a six thousand acre prairie and forest preserve overlaying multiple deposits of late Eocene-era fossils. Over fifty thousand high quality samples have been uncovered here… Continue reading