A Big Day for Lil’ Lewis

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Looking West: Lil’ Lewis risked altitude sickness as he took on the elevation at Alcova this morning in search of his ancestors preserved in the Triassic layers above the reservoir. One of the dinosaur bones is shown embedded in the rock just in front of Lil’ Lewis’ face. (Note the discoloration.)
Looking West: Lil’ Lewis risked altitude sickness as he took on the elevation at Alcova this morning in search of his ancestors preserved in the Triassic layers above the reservoir. One of the dinosaur bones is shown embedded in the rock just in front of Lil’ Lewis’ face. (Note the discoloration.)

Today was Lil’ Lewis’s BIG DAY! I secured him in my backpack this morning and we hiked up the trail through geologic time. We left our campsite at the Triassic layer and hiked along the Dino Walk trail to the Jurassic layers above. We hiked past fossils of ancient clams, squid, and ammonites (extinct) as we headed forward in time. As we rounded the last corner of our hike, Lil’ Lewis grew ecstatic as the remains of his ancestors became visible with the rock formations. After spending a few moments with his relatives, we returned to camp where Lil’ Lewis expressed his gratitude by giving our instructor, David Harwood, a big hug for helping him find his ancestors. In the words of Lil’ Lewis, “This was really cooooooolllllll!!!!”

 

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