Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Roaming the desert again...

Yesterday Rockbuddy Rich, Pi, and I went out to Red Rock Canyon to do some exploring. The plan was more exploring than getting lost in old river beds. The plan succeeded.

Red Hill is a cinder cone. I collected a bunch of cinders from it. Currently it is being mined for... yup, cinders.

Can you spot the murder in this photo? Hint: not a bloody murder.


This is "Fossil Falls" an area where a strong river ran formerly, and now there are the remnants polished smooth from many years of rapids, eddies, whirlpools and waterfalls. The vesicular basalt is sculpted, rounded, full of tubes and tunnels and handholds - all very very cool.

3 comments:

Kilometres said...

I still cannot see the murder... a little help?

gnat said...

right in the middle of the photo... crows (a murder of crows)

Kilometres said...

Haha! That's fantastic. You know what I thought? I thought it was a geological term. I was all excited to figure out what that would be so I could point out murders to my friends. If it isn't currently a term, could you please make it a term when you become a famous geologist and get to make up names for thinks you find? I think that would be very gneiss of you. (Does that even work?)