Thursday, September 1, 2016

Alberta 2016

My last trip of the year is a nice one... back to my homeland of Alberta for a little scouting in the Jurassic shales!

This locality is so beautiful, I love it!

The trip was pretty rainy but the views are still awesome!

Some mornings were very misty!

We managed to find some nice lobster fossils and even an octopode guard!

Lobster face

Lobster claw


As well as some buffalo!

This is the Bighorn Creek waterfall; the soft shales on top get eroded until you hit the Triassic limestones below that form the cliffs.

The view from on top is pretty lovely!

... and there is quite the view underneath the waterfall!

We follow the Red Deer river from our site all the way to Drumheller!