Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Rock Springs, WY

It's our second night in Rock Springs, WY, and we are heading back to Utah for tomorrow's stops.  We left Salt Lake City on Monday, stayed over in Evanston, and then trekked over to Rock Springs.

Monday:  On our way to Evanston, WY, we stopped at a road cut.  The road cut was an example of proximal alluvial, but the train was more scenic.  

Two trains meeting and swapping engines was even more scenic (and loud, so we waited til they left)

Yesterday:  Coastal plains and coal seams and channel cuts.

 The start to our day today....before the super winds came barging through our geology hike through the outcrops.

An x-sec of a concretion caused by a log that was swept away by high flow (channel).

the length of the log (see ruler) that poked out the end of the out crop in the previous photo.

Peeps traversing through tight rocks to get to the top of the outcrop.  It was a tight fit so the backpacks were taken off and passed up through the narrow pass.

That's all folks.  Every night is late.  Every morning is an early rise.


Anonymous said...

Stacy, this is very cool!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Awesome pics! Super jealous still....I need me one of these courses. It's been over 6 years....lamo.


Anonymous said...


(I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry.)

Can't wait to see where you're headed next!

- B