Friday Field Foto #35: Pontificating in Bone Canyon
I typically don’t post photographs of myself…or of people, in general, for some reason. One reason might be that I have way more photographs of geologic features than I do of people. If people are in them, its usually for scale.
But, I couldn’t pass this one up. A colleague of mine gave this to me yesterday. Back in September we ran a field trip to west Texas and southern New Mexico to look at all the fantastic geology. I posted some photos from that trip before (see here).
I did my master’s work on the Permian turbidite deposits that are exposed in the Guadalupe and Delaware mountains. Although I had only been to this locale twice before on other field trips, I was the obvious choice to lead that day. It turned out that I remembered more of the details once we got there than I thought I would.
Here I am in Bone Canyon (Guadalupe Mts Nat’l Park) pointing out some of the features of an ancient submarine canyon. It’s great. You can go and see sandy turbidites lap up against a relict canyon wall and completely fill the canyon.
Way above, on the skyline, is the highest point in Texas, Guadalupe Peak.
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