Sunday, November 16, 2014

You be the Geologist: Igneous Enigma

Not too long ago, while shooting Geo-RoadTrip 2014, we found ourselves in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range near Lone Pine, California.  While driving up Mount Whitney, enjoying the 50 degree temperature difference from our afternoon in Death Valley, we come upon some dark discolorations in the rock:

Upon closer inspection, we had more questions, than answers.  And further investigation was clearly necessary.  We pulled over and here's what we saw:

So we need your help to figure this out.  Devin breaks it down:

Got a theory?  Email us or tweet us or leave a comment on our Facebook!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Babe’s African Market in North Texas

A quick look at some of the food you can buy at Babe’s African Market in Bedford, TX:

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Geo-RoadTrip 2014: Pit Stop

One of the last stops on the trip was an historically sticky situation.  The Le Brea Tar Pits in Las Angeles is the final resting place of scores of unfortunate animals who became permanent LA residents.  The Pits' museum utilizes the mammoth mascot in both robot and skeleton form:

You can also get your fill of other unlucky mammals who may or may not have appeared in the Ice Age movies:

The trip is almost done but the video is coming soon!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Geo-RoadTrip 2014: Not Our Fault

We couldn't go to California without trying to get a good look at the famous San Andreas Fault.  And the best place we found is in Pelona Vista Park in Palmdale, CA.  It's a pretty decent uphill hike to get to the view but once you get there you can get a good look at some distortion and folding:

After we had our fill we had to head to holy ground: Vasquez Rocks!  What makes this place so special?

This is the location of the famous fight between Captain Kirk and the Gorn!  Check out Shatner in front of the same rocks swinging his Captain's Log:

Next up, we hit the Tar Pits!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Geo-RoadTrip 2014: Scenery

Further down the road we arrived at an interesting geologic wonder known as Fossil Falls.  The name may be a little misleading since there's been no actual running water for a looong time.  But when there was, it helped to create the unique shapes in the basalt:

Our next stop took us to Red Rock Canyon State Park (not to be confused with Red Rock Canyon State Park in Oklahoma) which is the southernmost portion of the Sierra Nevada mountain range that we saw earlier.  Here's a quick look at some of what we saw:

Next up is a very famous fault!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Geo-RoadTrip 2014: Cartago

Cartago, CA is a little ghost town that takes very little time to drive through, which is fine since there is very little to see there.  But what is there is definitely worth a stop.  The mysterious orange building  along the highway is a roadside work of art made complete with a dinosaur skeleton statue:

Legend has it that this was originally meant to be a beef jerky store but the other jerky store down the road didn't seem to have a lot of details.  It's worth noting that the creepily non-abandoned motel next to it has a giant metal ant on the roof.  The artist remains unknown.  

After that quick stop, we got back on the road...more pics tomorrow!