Foree District in the John Day Fossil Beds


While staying at the Wilson Ranches B&B near Fossil, we spent a few days visiting the very interesting and wide-spread units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. On a somewhat stormy day, thankfully turning to mostly sun breaks, we journeyed to the Sheep Rock Unit.

The Unit is subdivided into the Mascall Formation Overlook, Picture Gorge, the James Cant Historical Ranch, the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, Blue Basin, Cathedral Rock and the Foree District.

After visiting all the other sites, we stopped at the Foree District parking area. There were two short trails that we hiked in the area. Here are a few photos.

Your humble scribe

Your humble scribe

Foree District

Foree District

Fluted bluish-green Tuff

Fluted bluish-green Tuff

Brown basalt capstone

Brown basalt capstone

Two Junipers at the Foree Overlook

Two Junipers at the Foree Overlook

Mud-like appearance of the bluish-green clay or Tuff (compressed volcanic ash)

Mud-like appearance of the bluish-green clay or Tuff (compressed volcanic ash)

Brown Basalt topping the cliffs

Brown Basalt topping the cliffs

My favorite model

My favorite model

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  1. Reblogged this on Myaz_Nuggetz.

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