We went to another ranch today containing additional BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land to do some work on an ammonite bed. I found an extremely large number of specimens, around 4 ammonites and at least 5 clams. J.P. was with us again today and was extremely helpful (to me at least) in assisting us in figuring out which rocks held fossils, and which didn’t. The area we were at was beautiful, unsurprisingly, and I decided to climb to the top of a nearby hill to get a good view of the surrounding area. The only thing was that the ‘surrounding area’ was hundreds of miles that I could view unobstructed, without a cloud in the sky. Scott got a nice picture of me on top of the rock tower as well. We went to another part ranch after that, which was somewhat more isolated, at least where we were. I didn’t find much of anything, though I was able to climb more hills and take in more of the beautiful scenery that Wyoming has to offer. We had to head back around 2:30 though, as J.P. had a prior engagement. I’m extremely excited to see what else this trip has to offer, and considering I’ve seen so much in just the first two days, I’m assuming that’ll be a whole lot.
I am a first year geology undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati. I am very excited about our project and the geology, and will be learning as much I can along the way.