Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Geo 365: May 8, Day 128: May 7 Teasers

Marys Peak peeks above a low-level morning cloud deck from south of Corvallis along Route 99W bright and early this morning
Cleowox Lake, landlocked by moving sand, native Douglas fir forest, and a huge wave of invasive Scotch broom- we witnessed an epidemic today.
Sea stacks looking north from Cape Blanco, the western-most point in Oregon, and only 35 miles from the detachment fault between North America and the Juan de Fuca Plate- or more properly, where that fault reaches the ocean floor. There is no trench; it's buried in sediments. The weather at the coast was entirely uncooperative all day; misty, mid-50's  and very windy. At least there was no rain.
Tension gashes filled with weathering calcite in a moderately metamorphosed sandstone at Humbug Mountain.

More info to follow, but for now, wind down. Sleep.

Photos unmodified. May 7, 2013. Locations will be specified when I post on these spots in more detail. 

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