Showing posts from May, 2016

Burgess Shale, B.C.

Burgess Shale, Yoho National Park, British Columbia Visit the world's most important fossil quarry!

20 Cool Geology Photos, U.S. West Coast

20 Cool Geology Photos Mostly on the U.S. West Coast Some of the pictures I take while traveling don't fit neatly into distinct field trips, so I'll group them into posts like this. They still tell the fascinating story behind the scenery!


Belize Belize is home to the largest reef in the northern hemisphere! It's an inexpensive, friendly subtropical paradise - and they even speak English, so what are you waiting for? We'll explore the reef, float through an underground river, and visit a unique jungle zoo.

25 Cool Geology and Landscape Photos

25 (or so) Cool Geology and Landscape Photos A A curious traveler at 10,100 feet in the Lemhi Mountains of central Idaho. The high slopes and valleys were glaciated in the last ice age. The near bedrock is Paleozoic continental shelf limestone, silt, and shale.  The far mountains are Eocene (about 40 million year old) volcanic rocks. Wherever I travel, I take a lot of pictures. Not all of them fit into any particular field trip, so it occurred to me to post them in a "trip" of their own!

Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho

Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho Visit America's best preserved volcanic features at Craters of the Moon National Monument in the middle of Idaho -- cinder cones, spatter cones, fissures, tree molds, pahoehoe and a'a lava flows, and of course awesome lava tubes! There's something for everyone!