8 March 2012

Poleta plume paradise

Posted by Callan Bentley

On Monday, my field course students and I tried to find the Poleta folds, but I had failed to figure out in advance the best access point. Oops. That’s the way the cookie crumbles, when you’ve got big plans but not enough time to enact them with appropriate pre-planning.

We had some happy exploration of the hills south of Route 168, though, and found tons of blocks of the Cambrian-aged Poleta Formation bearing lovely plumose structure on joint faces. Here’s four of the best:

Gorgeous, eh?