A sedimental journey, day 3

A sedimental journey, day 3

Up with the sun. The rain apparently did not fall for long the previous night, and the ground is already mostly dry. It is shaping up to be a cool but beautiful day. We feast on pancakes, bacon, and eggs, and break camp. I pause just outside the camp area...Read more
A sedimental journey, day 2

A sedimental journey, day 2

It does not quite rain during the night, but it seems to have been thinking about it. The forecast is for crummy weather today, which is regrettable considering that Capitol Reef National Monument, our destination for the day, deserves sunny weather. Be that as it may, we breakfast on cold...Read more
A frolic in the snow

A frolic in the snow

And, a final test of my camera before investing large dollars in a new one. Gary Stradling called and asked if I was interested in doing a little snow shoeing while helping him pick up some equipment. Seems he was camping with his son in the snow up by Cumbres...Read more

Out of focus again

Yesterday I noticed walking home that the ground off the path is getting reasonably dry. I told myself, “Self, if the weather is reasonably dry for another week, we can think about some serious hiking.” Sure enough, last night a brief but intense snow flurry came through. Cindy and I...Read more

Spring 2019

The first crocuses of spring. Next to the big chunk of gypsum from the Todilto Formation that I picked up at Mesa Alta. The weather turned miserable again last weekend, dumping several inches of snow. This weekend it’s very spring-like, but that simply means the trails have thawed into a...Read more

Geology, at last

It rained last week, and snow is predicted today and tonight. In fact, the Weather Service is predicting around five inches tonight; I may get a free day of vacation tomorrow. But it was pleasant enough Saturday for me to get together with Gary Stradling and visit the Cerillos Hills....Read more

Recovery

I think the ich infestation is now finally under control. Fingers crossed, knock on wood, and all that. I see no more white spots on the fish. Some are still acting stressed, particularly the Siamese flying foxes, but that may just be the medication. Which I need to continue until,...Read more

Super-ich

I know; this is supposed to be a geology blog. But we’re having a cold, wet winter. That’s always a welcome thing in the high desert of the West, but it does interfere with getting out into the field and looking at rocks. The trails are still snowy or muddy...Read more