10 July 2011
Following up on Friday’s fold, I wanted to share a few other images from our hike last week in Cascade Canyon of Grand Teton National Park. Lots of cool exposures of Archean basement rock there.
Folds in gneissic banding:
Big, angular mafic blocks in a felsic soup:
Swarm of granite dikes on a mountainside:
Asymmetric feldspathic porphyroclast in amphibolite, with apparent reaction rim:
Boudinage and an isoclinal fold:
A nice series of cross cutting relationships:
Me, all geared out for the hike:
The binoculars came in handy, as we encountered a bull moose in the middle distance:
Can’t see him? Let me try aiming the camera lens through the binoculars:
And then if I zoom in, I can make him take up much more of the frame:
A pretty cool beast! We had a good trip for wildlife, but this was the only bull moose spotted.