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Todays outing.....
« on: October 26, 2014, 11:01:18 pm »
You have to admire these trees.  The way they twist out of thr rock to form, making for beautiful sight.  I can never get enough of them.....

 

On top of this rock, are what is referred to as "concretions".  They're often tube shaped like this, or sometimes bulbous.  High in iron ore, that lay embedded in the sandstone. Crazy to look at.



One sticking out of the left side of the large rock (center),  looks like a rusty cannon.....



Veiws are fantastic..



My wife enjoys these outings as much as I do.  She's become very proficient in these difficult hikes.



...again, the trees making a home out of the rock.



all around us were rock as large as houses that finally came to rest after loosening free from the cap-rock.



I finally found the "bone-bed".  Where the Morrison formation is exposed in an area rich in petrified dino bone.  Some day we'll go back, to discover the extent of the pieces.



But the roads out here, aren't for the faint of heart.  One wrong move....and it's all over.  Very steep, and sheer drop-offs up to 750 ft down.
Been a great day though.







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Re: Todays outing.....
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2014, 08:19:49 am »
That's awesome.  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2014, 08:54:41 am »
Awesome views!

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Re: Todays outing.....
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2014, 09:36:03 am »
Nice!
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Re: Todays outing.....
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2014, 08:39:23 pm »
Thanks for the feedback.  The pics hardly do justice to the scenery though.  I had left my camera in a different pack, and only had my old cell to take any pics with.  Last week, I had the camera, but after the first pic was taken, the batteries were too low for any more.....lol, and my cell was in the truck.  But I'll continue to try and keep posting many of the finds.  Some of the pictures I cannot post for security reasons.  I.E.: I came across two undisturbed native burial sites as well.  Posting any photo's could compromise the integrity of their locations. 

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Re: Todays outing.....
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2014, 09:12:32 pm »
The Texas Panhandle is a unique beauty. I never really appreciated it growing up there. Now that I'm in central Oklahoma in exile... I sure miss it.
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Re: Todays outing.....
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2014, 10:14:33 pm »
I came here from Oklahoma...lol
Used to live near the Lake Tenkiller area.  Beautiful there too.
But I don't miss the ticks and chiggers!  :lol:

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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2014, 08:16:23 am »
I had left my camera in a different pack, and only had my old cell to take any pics with.  Last week, I had the camera, but after the first pic was taken, the batteries were too low for any more.....lol, and my cell was in the truck. 

And I thought you were all about being prepared... :lol:
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Re: Todays outing.....
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2014, 05:27:12 pm »
 :lol:

That be the true true..... :lol:

But when my wife comes along. I often get distracted..... :lol:

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Re: Todays outing.....
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2014, 07:39:57 pm »
Love the twist in this tree......


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Re: Todays outing.....
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2014, 07:41:09 pm »
More concretions.  Makes you wonder how these formed. Some are almost perfectly round.


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Re: Todays outing.....
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2014, 06:15:47 pm »
Can anyone describe, what made the things you see in this pic?



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Re: Todays outing.....
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2014, 06:21:30 pm »
Been tracking up arroyo's today.......







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Re: Todays outing.....
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2014, 06:25:43 pm »
Any ideas???

Of unknown age, but could be a few hundred years old.






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Re: Todays outing.....
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2014, 10:50:46 pm »
Any ideas???

Of unknown age, but could be a few hundred years old.








Come on!..............

Someone give me an idea what this skull belonged to.
Could it be a juvenile sheep?

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Re: Todays outing.....
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2014, 03:42:42 pm »
I'd bet on a juvenile white tail doe. You can see the fourth molar coming in, and the lack of incisors suggest a herbivore. Lack of complete healing through the cranial sutures also suggest juvenile. The orbital socket and nasal cavity volume compared to the cranial volume suggest a creature with both a high degree of visual acuity as well as a finely developed olfactory sense. That's why I'd think a doe more than a sheep - deer tend to roam in small groups or individually, requiring large tracts of land to maintain a viable herd. In this case, each animal is much more valuable individually than sheep that tend to congregate and depend upon safety in numbers. Since each deer has more value than each sheep, the deer are required to invest more energy into the seeing and smelling senses than each individual sheep.



Plus it looks like this white tail doe skull.

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Re: Todays outing.....
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2014, 01:36:07 am »
It just might be that.
I know it looks very close, with some minor differences that may be due to being not fully grown.
My first impression, was of all the "goat" type of petroglyphs I find not far away.  The "Barber" types were introduced into the area, from what I'm told. Never looked into original idigenous species for this part of the country.
It's about 3 to 4 feet below the grassy surface, but impossible to age a water-way of this nature.
It seemed to me, to be a bit larger, wider, than a whitetail. Maybe the whole skeleton is intact in the dirt. I'll have to take time to get a better look-see...lol
I can get you a better view vantage.... in person.  It's directly in the area I shoot most often.  You'll see..... ;)

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Re: Todays outing.....
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2014, 05:43:03 pm »
You have certainly found some amazing country side! I need to get out to the canyon get some walking done, makes me wish I could have spent more time enjoying the countryside in Afghanistan. It may be a cesspool of violence but it is a beautiful country. 
Cheers to you for sharing these!
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« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2014, 07:00:03 pm »
You have certainly found some amazing country side! I need to get out to the canyon get some walking done, makes me wish I could have spent more time enjoying the countryside in Afghanistan. It may be a cesspool of violence but it is a beautiful country. 
Cheers to you for sharing these!
From what I understand, this part of the country is very much like the rough country in Afghanistan.  Wasn't far from here they filmed "Sole Survivor". 
The reason I try to put as much here as I do is to share.  It's kinda a rare thing to have the access I do.  Not gonna waste it on myself....:lol:

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« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2014, 07:22:41 pm »
Your are right on, here and places like Cimaron NM. Are almost identical to it, and thank you for sharing it with us here and keep it coming!
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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2015, 11:26:14 am »





There was a good seven inches of snow blanketing everything this morning. A nice heavy wet snow, and so far, it's still coming down.

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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2015, 07:45:04 pm »
today....

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« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2015, 07:49:52 pm »
more..

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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2015, 01:13:22 am »
You have certainly found some amazing country side! I need to get out to the canyon get some walking done, makes me wish I could have spent more time enjoying the countryside in Afghanistan. It may be a cesspool of violence but it is a beautiful country. 
Cheers to you for sharing these!
From what I understand, this part of the country is very much like the rough country in Afghanistan.  Wasn't far from here they filmed "Sole Survivor". 
The reason I try to put as much here as I do is to share.  It's kinda a rare thing to have the access I do.  Not gonna waste it on myself....:lol:

Did you mean "Lone Survivor"?  Based on Marcus Luttrell's book?  :)

Really lovely pictures.  I really like the one that looks like a rusty cannon.  That's exactly what I thought it was until I read the caption.
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« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2015, 05:19:23 am »
Pics from today are from around one small mesa, with quite a history.
The old walls are from an old stage stop/rest area. Dating back to at least the 1860's.
The large slab rock in the background has "grind holes" from very early natives. Since the rock was on level ground when they were made, they are very old. At least 1500 yrs. The last pic is a broken arrowhead.
The mesa top has material dating to about late jurrassic. We picked up several pieces of bone fossil from a small, about dog sized, animal.  Some pieces were from the skull, and pieces of long bone. When I get more time, I'll have to go back and look for more.

This is also the site, where, most likely, the story originated of the murdered lone rider, that galloped into a horse thieves camp just after dark.