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Where Are We? ... and Why?

Posted on the 13 June 2013 by Hollis
Where are we? ... and why?So far there hasn’t been much in the way of adventure in 2013.  Spring passed without a road trip, as work dictated otherwise.  However I managed to sneak away for a long weekend recently, and discovered this very interesting area:

Where are we? ... and why?

From Google Earth; click on photo for more detail.

Few people would consider this part of the country a geo-destination ...
Where are we? ... and why?
... but it is.

Where are we? ... and why?

Sparky walks in the tracks of giants.

Where are we? ... and why?
We found siliceous gravels from events far away and long ago (actually fairly recently, geologically-speaking).
Where are we? ... and why?
In some places there were lots of plants ...
Where are we? ... and why?
... even on buildings! ...
Where are we? ... and why?
... but they were pretty sparse where we hiked.
Where are we? ... and why?
And there was sky everywhere -- immense, blue and beautiful.
Where are we? ... and why?

Geo-challenges always attract lots of readers, but rarely does anyone respond to the challenge.  If you think you know where we were, please leave a Comment.  I will publish any received next week, along with the rest of the story.  [Update:  the rest of the story is now available here.]


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