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... Larry: Kathy, Larry and Darlene drove to the DNM at about 3 in the afternoon. It was about a 30 mile drive to the visitor's center. We then took a shuttle bus to the Quarry Exhibition Hall which is the "piece de resistance" of the national monument. In 1909 Paleontologist Earl Douglass began excavating dinosaur fossils here. A large tilted wall of stone, about a football field long by 100 feet high ...
... about 100 are still frozen in time for you to see!! About 149 million years ago, a combination of drought then flood led to hundreds of these creatures (dead and alive) being washed downstream until they started to pile up, into a sort of natural carcass dam. They were then buried in layers of silt and slowly turned into stone for us to study today. This quarry has yielded one of the ...
... br> Three miles down river we came to the confluence of the Green with the Yampa Rivers. Very strangely, the water of the Green is brown, although it was clearing slightly, but the water of the Yampa, which is almost always brown, is a beautiful green! The photo shows how the two rivers join, and that it takes a bit before the waters actually mingle. Opposite the Yampa's entrance is a huge, vertical rock called Steamboat Rock Drifting along side of ...
All this area was carved out by the glaciers and the seas that the glaciers left behind. At one point, we were driving on the top of a butte, looking down into the Flaming Gorge - it went on farther than the eye could see and was over 5 miles wide! (It is called that because of the bright red soil in some of the buttes). It is hard to explain such vastness to New Englanders because ...
... s face. There are two levels to the building so you
can see the bones across the entire hillside. On the opposite side
of the building there are plaster casts with complete sets of bones
and an entire dinosaur skeleton assembled. We drove further down the
access road into the park and the road wound slowly through rising
rock landforms. The road eventually turned to gravel and there were
pullouts with trails ...