The following morning all met at the BW to caravan to the Warfield Quarry. All signed in, chose hammers and chisels, then selected the rock pile to begin splitting. There were a mix of repeat visitors and first timers. I think everyone did pretty well on this fishing trip!
|First Timers Barbara and Bob|
|First Timer Kathy|
After four hours of hammering and moving rock (AKA catching fish), we packed up and had lunch at a park in Kemmerer. Several of us even took the opportunity to visit the original J.C. Penney store!
The next stop was the Fossil Butte National Monument. Ever been there? Put it on your list! What fantastic displays they have. We had the wonderful fortune of hearing Ranger Arvid Aase's story about fossil plants in the Fossil Lakes and their contribution to climate studies.
From there, it was time to head further west into Utah. We wanted to visit the east shore of Bear Lake to look for Pleistocene bivalves and gastropods. Alas, it was not meant to be for a severe thunderstorm was roaring down the valley, bringing strong winds, rain, and hail. So some of us simply went to have a raspberry shake!