Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Long time no write

I realize the blog post here recently have been getting fewer and fewer. Sorry about that. Some understand what's up, some will find out in time. One of the things I have been up to is trying to shed this horribly long  winter. Its finally "wind" season here (in some places its called "Spring"), so we are able to go outside and start doing some field work. In early April we headed back out to the Marble Mountains of California (former post here) and the Frenchman Mountains of Nevada, along with a 'new' site at Emigrant Pass, California. Over all is was a very nice and successful trip. It was nice to head west where it was a bit warmer and the plants were actually bloomed out.

The wind in the Marble Mountains was strong as it always seems to be this time of year. Two of our trip-mates had tents that were not really made to withstand the wind we were dealing with, and they were pretty interesting to watch:

Lucky for us all of the tents survived, many trilobites were collected that will help with John's continuing research, and when we arrived home green things were blooming here as well. Over all it was a nice trip. We will have a post up about it in more detail on the Museum's blog soon so keep your eyes peeled for that.

© ReBecca K. Hunt-Foster, video by Zeb Miracle. Any material we collected are covered under a permit though the appropriate agency (when required) and curated at the Museum of Western Colorado, unless otherwise noted.


dome sweet dome said...

Marble Mountains must be a windy place. If I remember right, it was super windy last year when you guys went, too.

ReBecca Hunt-Foster said...

It has been windy every time we have gone down there lol. I wonder if it is ever *not* windy there. It was probably worse last year however than it was this year.

Doug said...

Our spring here has been playing roulette. Sunday was warm and sunny, i was actually able to go to the beach. Monday it rained and the last couple days have been cloudy and windy.

But it sounds like you guys were still able to be productive in your prospecting.

ReBecca Hunt-Foster said...

Same here. It snowed and hailed today! It was horribly windy yesterday. But it was a good trip, yes!

Silver Fox said...

I love that tent video, reminds me of several camping trips!