Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Forever West~ Geology and Theme Thursday: "Askew!"

When your hubby's a rockhound who packs his
Roadside Geology series, a rock hammer and chisel
 before extra t shirts,
better be prepared to take detours aplenty to sites such as.....:

The San Andreas fault in California

Okay, so pictured above are the boys on the  
Point Reyes National Seashore 
epicenter of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
It was getting toward dusk,
after a day of walking The Wharf and
touring the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, 
which features amazing resources.......  
but we 'needed' to find the San Andreas fault
or bust!
So, we did.
See that fence in the photo?
Yes, it is the same fence.
Looks like two different structures?
It's not.
It was built on the fault and during the earthquake, 
split in half at a distance of 16 feet!
Nearby are poles in the ground 
which mark the still-active San Andreas fault.
Click here to read up on the geology of the area.
It. Is. Fascinating.
Even to me, a non-science-y person.

And that's what came to mind for Cari's 
"Askew" Theme Thursday topic this week!

More in the "askew" theme?
How about this glacial erratic in Yosemite?
Like to know more about glacial erratics?
I've heard a ton from the hubby on our trip.
But in case you're not married to a geologist, 
there's more info here for you!
(And for more gorgeousness around  our Yosemite  adventure,

Tons more trip blogging to come!

Here are a few recent posts, if you'd like to click around~

Forever West~ Our Trip: 
 This Side of Fishermen's Wharf ~

Tomorrow: National Parks of 2013 in 7 Quick Takes
Saturday: Our Trip, By the Numbers

Sweet Dreams divider

Friends, thank you for visiting!

Please click to Cari for more "Askew" Theme Thursday posts!
I am also gratefully linking to Jen's 7 in 7 blogging challenge!

Thanks to Cari and Jen for hosting such fun hops!
And thanks to Plumrose Lane for the post dividers.

Until tomorrow, friends,



  1. I'm just sitting here racking my brain over the "askew" photo thing! I love your choices. Good work, Chris!

    1. Thanks for stopping in, Laura and for the kind words!!


  2. Oh that fault line really is interesting. Thanks for sharing. I am glad you found it!

    1. Madeline~
      Thank you!
      So happy you stopped by!!


  3. So jealous of your national park adventures, a dream of mine! Eager to check out your other stuff!

    1. Thanks for stopping in, Rebekah!
      Heading to your blog now, as well:)


  4. Your adventures look wonderful! My favorite is the one of the boulder. So great.

    1. Hi Micaela,
      I appreciate your visit, as well!


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