Category Archive: rocks & geology

Local Explorations of the St. Croix Falls Area: The Ice Age Trail, Boat Tour of the Wisconsin Dalles, and the Potholes Trail in Interstate Park

Though we were building in the small town of Luck we camped at the fairgounds in the town of St. Croix Falls, 15 miles to the south. Lucky for us the campground was… Continue reading

Onaping High Falls and the Shoreline Discovery Trail

Our visits to Onaping High Falls and the Shoreline Discovery Trail were both half day adventures added into our tour of Lake Huron’s northern coast. Our time in Ontario was bookended by visits… Continue reading

Manitoulin Island: Clear Water, Lighthouses, Ancient Seabeds, Breweries, and a Waterfall

We had a day and a half to explore Manitoulin Island. As the largest freshwater island in the world we didn’t exactly do it the justice it deserved, but we ended up feeling… Continue reading

Afternoon Walk Around Tar Vat Bay and the East Killarney Lighthouse

After we’d done our morning hike of The Crack I dropped Tom off at the campsite and headed a few miles to Tar Vat Bay located on the eastern side of the peninsula.… Continue reading

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