Friday, June 24, 2005

Fossil hunting


Saturday Clark and I are heading off to hunt fossils at Whiskey Bridge, near Bryan, Texas. This is an outcropping of Eocene sea bottom (approximately 35 million years old!) sedimentary rock which is filled with assorted prehistoric shells and creatures. I'm hoping to find a petrified crab and a shark's tooth. Whiskey Bridge is about three hours away, so we'll be starting out at 5:30am. Sometimes adventurers don't get a lot of sleep. The weather is supposed to be HOT, but this means the river will be low and more fossil beds exposed. This also means the rattlesnakes might be out early. We'll see. Being and adventurer means you sometimes have to deal with snakes.

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