Field work travelog – Day 10, Regrouping and highlights

We’re back in Laramie for the night after a difficult four-day stint in the field. Tomorrow we re-supply and head back out for the next step in the adventure.

Here are some highlights so far:

The famous Bone Cabin
On our way in we stopped at the famous Bone Cabin
This silly sign was next to the Bone Cabin
This silly sign was next to the Bone Cabin
The wind turbines welcomed us as they always do.
The wind turbines welcomed us as they always do.
Camp was set up in a great hurry.
Camp was set up in a great hurry.
And sunset lovely as always.
And sunset lovely as always.
Late in the day, the sun isn't nearly as brutal as it could be.
Late in the day, the sun isn’t nearly as brutal as it could be.
We saw a few fossilized crayfish burrows
We saw a few fossilized crayfish burrows
The occasional unworldly vista
The occasional unworldly vista
It's apparently a bug-eat-bug world out there.
It’s apparently a bug-eat-bug world out there.
Lots of hard work was done by my students, MacGuyver, Pathfinder, and FightMaster
Lots of hard work was done by my students, MacGuyver, Pathfinder, and FightMaster
I promise there are people in this photo, working hard to find Cretaceous-age fossils
I promise there are people in this photo, working hard to find Cretaceous-age fossils
Pathfinder surveys the landscape victoriously
Pathfinder surveys the landscape victoriously
Always a welcome sight at the end of the day.
Always a welcome sight at the end of the day.
Our escape back to civilization was temporarily thwarted by a high-centered van from another school.
Our escape back to civilization was temporarily thwarted by a high-centered van from another school.
Self-explanatory
Self-explanatory
Our vessel is marked. We are ready for the next steps.
Our vessel is marked. We are ready for the next steps.

Tomorrow, it’s back out to the Hanna Basin, this time focusing on the Paleocene-Eocene boundary. Stay tuned for updates!

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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