Archive | March, 2013

Berwind Canyon Coal slag

24 Mar

2013CO_BarwindCyn_Coalslag_ed2This outcrop is located north of Trinidad on County Rd 40.2, a few miles west of the site of the Ludlow Massacre. This coal slag most likely dates back to the early 1900s.

We are at the Eastern edge of the Raton Basin. The top of the slag points toward the lowermost coal in the Vermejo Formation, situated close to the top of the Trinidad Sandstone. The Trinidad Sandstone is prominent just to the left/west of the slag. The bright red surface on the coal slag is the result of in-situ burning of the impurities associated with the coal.

Red Rocks the morning after

2 Mar

Red Rocks Park, Sunday February 24, our first real snow fall – all day! A heavy wet snow that we all prayed for. By mid day it was blizzard conditions that lasted the afternoon. When it was all said and done we got about a foot and a half of much-needed wet snow. Now I grew up back east and the winters there were always cold and cloudy, colors of gray and more gray. And what I love about it here, is a blizzard blows one day and the next day the sun comes out and blast you with color, a winter wonderland. You got to love it ……I do!

Red Rocks, the morning after the blizzard!

Red Rocks, the morning after the blizzard!