The first day of Field Camp.

Since I have finished the first week, it is time to post the pictures from the first day…  Have patience, I have been busy!  I was one of the lucky few who actually completed the first project though.  The first day of field camp was mostly just driving around looking at a few things in the immediate area.  There are a lot of larger structures that have tidbits in the area around where we stay.  We drove around and got a quick introduction to some of the sequence layers, and some of the history of major events that created much of the geology that we are going to be looking at over the next six weeks.

It may be nice and warm out on the hill, but there is still snow in the mountains. 
View of a large earthen dam.

Gigantic mosquito hawk, about three inches over all….

We had to do a quick explanation of what we saw here…  It wasn’t graded, so I feel free to post the picture.

Trace fossils…

Ants that climb…

Laura was really excited to be in the field.

A closer look at the conglomerate beds.

They still have glass insulators…

Nice example of bedding.

Dinosaur footprints.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.