Springtime at the Shoofly Oolite

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Tenpenny, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Tenpenny

    Tenpenny Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 16, 2015
    Nampa, Idaho
    Brent Watkins
    The Shoofly Oolite is one of the worlds largest freshwater lake bed oolites (at least according to wikipedia) I don't know about all that but, it made for a great fast day hike with the family. The ooids are responsible for some fairly unique looking rock formations and plant life.

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  2. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    guess?
    There is a band of islands stretching from here up through the Gulf Islands with very similar formations in sandstone.
     
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  3. Tenpenny

    Tenpenny Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 16, 2015
    Nampa, Idaho
    Brent Watkins
    One of these days I really want to go on a milk run through those islands. Also high on the list for that run, would be the hope of seeing some spirit bears. It has been on my list for several years and won't happen this year.. but, definitely gonna happen at some point.