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  1. Harbor Seal

    Snapshot Title: Harbor Seal
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Seals at Hopkins Marine Lab, Pacific Grove, CA
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    resting



  2. Hopkins Marine Lab

    Snapshot Title: Hopkins Marine Lab
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Seals at Hopkins Marine Lab, Pacific Grove, CA
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Part of Stanford University



  3. Granite

    Snapshot Title: Granite
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Seals at Hopkins Marine Lab, Pacific Grove, CA
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    coarse grained plutonic rock



  4. Harbor Seal

    Snapshot Title: Harbor Seal
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Seals at Hopkins Marine Lab, Pacific Grove, CA
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Wathcing me



  5. Elephant Seal

    Snapshot Title: Elephant Seal
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Seals at Hopkins Marine Lab, Pacific Grove, CA
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Young male



  6. Pipes

    Snapshot Title: Pipes
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Ft Ord Dunes St Park -- Erosional Ditch
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Pipes sticking out the wall of the ditch reveal the recent and rapid erosion of this ditch. Observers can see the poorly sorted backfill material that was used to backfill these trenches after the pip...



  7. Disturbed sediment

    Snapshot Title: Disturbed sediment
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Ft Ord Dunes St Park -- Erosional Ditch
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    The process of digging a trench laying the pipe in the trench and then backfilling the ditch with poorly sorted material is now recorded in the wall of the erosional ditch.



  8. Cross-Bedded Sands

    Snapshot Title: Cross-Bedded Sands
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Ft Ord Dunes St Park -- Erosional Ditch
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Cross bedding in sands indicative of deposition in a dune environment.



  9. Soil Horizons

    Snapshot Title: Soil Horizons
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Ft Ord Dunes St Park -- Erosional Ditch
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    nice soil horizons developed in the older dune sands.



  10. Oxidized Sand

    Snapshot Title: Oxidized Sand
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Ft Ord Dunes St Park -- Erosional Ditch
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    The older dune sands have developed an oxidized layer, or B soil horizon. This horizon does not follow the dune surface to the left, indicating that the active dunes to the left have buried the older ...



  11. Active Dune

    Snapshot Title: Active Dune
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Ft Ord Dunes St Park -- Erosional Ditch
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    At the top of the active dune a much smaller soil profile has developed. A small amount of organic matter has been added to the surface of the dune, but a prominent B horizon has not developed.



  12. Pacific Ocean

    Snapshot Title: Pacific Ocean
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Ft Ord Dunes St Park -- Erosional Ditch
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    this snapshot shows the top of the seacliff that is rapidly eroding.



  13. Interpretive Signs

    Snapshot Title: Interpretive Signs
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Ft Ord Dunes St Park -- Erosional Ditch
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Interpretive signs explain the ecology and geology of coastal dunes at Ft Ord Dunes State Park. The top of Stillwell Hall would have been visible about here before it was demolished in 2003.



  14. Layered Sands

    Snapshot Title: Layered Sands
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Plio-Pleistocene Sediments in the Monterey Area
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Strongly layered sands with cross bedded structures. Shown in more detail here: zoom.it/S9y4 Will open in a new tab or window



  15. Gravels

    Snapshot Title: Gravels
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Plio-Pleistocene Sediments in the Monterey Area
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Gravels with weak layering



  16. Layered sands

    Snapshot Title: Layered sands
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Plio-Pleistocene Sediments in the Monterey Area
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:



  17. Golf Course on Flood Plain

    Snapshot Title: Golf Course on Flood Plain
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Carmel Valley View
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Golf course built on the Carmel River flood plain.



  18. Terrace

    Snapshot Title: Terrace
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Carmel Valley View
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    The scarp marking a subtle change in elevation along these bushes delineates the boundary between the flood plain on the right and the fluvial terrace on the left.



  19. Fluvial Terrace

    Snapshot Title: Fluvial Terrace
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Carmel Valley View
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    This flat area is a fluvial terrace, a former flood plain of the Carmel River. Since eroding this flat planar area and depositing flood plain sediments upon it, the Carmel River has eroded to a slight...



  20. Cut bank erosion

    Snapshot Title: Cut bank erosion
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Carmel Valley View
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    The Carmel River has eroded into the hillside here on the outside of one of its meanders as it flows through the Carmel Valley.



  21. Carmel River

    Snapshot Title: Carmel River
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Carmel Valley View
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    The Carmel river flows though this wooded channel.



  22. Carmel River

    Snapshot Title: Carmel River
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Carmel Valley View
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Carmel River is visible through the trees.



  23. Ancient Landslide

    Snapshot Title: Ancient Landslide
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Carmel Valley View
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Golf course and housing developments built on ancient landslide deposits.



  24. The Red Banks

    Snapshot Title: The Red Banks
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Mt Shasta from Black Butte
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    The Red Banks are a prominant landmark located on lookers right of the Avalanche Gully climbing route.



  25. Avalanche Deposit

    Snapshot Title: Avalanche Deposit
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Mt Shasta from Black Butte
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Hummocky topography of the avalanche deposit from ancestral Mt Shasta, deposited some 300- 350 thousand years ago. BIG!

    Shasta Valley lies to the left.



  26. Dillar Canyon

    Snapshot Title: Dillar Canyon
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Mt Shasta from Black Butte
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    A very wild looking place.



  27. Shastina Summit

    Snapshot Title: Shastina Summit
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Mt Shasta from Black Butte
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    All of the eruptive products associated with Shastina erupted within a few hundred years about 9500 years ago.



  28. Not the Whitney Glacier

    Snapshot Title: Not the Whitney Glacier
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Mt Shasta from Black Butte
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    The Whitney Glacier lies just over this ridge.



  29. Misery Hill

    Snapshot Title: Misery Hill
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Mt Shasta from Black Butte
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    An eruptive vent seperate from the summit cone. Misery Hill is so named by climbers who must climb its 1000 foot flanks just before reaching the summit of Mt Shasta.



  30. The West Face

    Snapshot Title: The West Face
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Mt Shasta from Black Butte
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    A very nice ski in the late spring and early summer.



  31. Hidden Valley

    Snapshot Title: Hidden Valley
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Mt Shasta from Black Butte
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Favorite camping spot for those climbing the West Face route to the summit of Shasta.



  32. Casaval Ridge

    Snapshot Title: Casaval Ridge
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Mt Shasta from Black Butte
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Casaval Ridge separates Avalanch Gulch (behind and to the right) from Hidden Valley (in front and to the left).



  33. Lake Shastina

    Snapshot Title: Lake Shastina
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Mt Shasta from Black Butte
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Lake Shastina is a reservoir nestled in the hummocky topography of avalanche from ansestral Mt Shasta. I've got a Gigapan from this site as well.



  34. Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture

    Snapshot Title: Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Mt Shasta from Black Butte
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    www.bbcrc.org Will open in a new tab or window/From their website:
    The Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture was founded in 2008 as a way to support and develop a community-building institution focused on railroad culture ...



  35. Weed

    Snapshot Title: Weed
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Mt Shasta from Black Butte
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    The sign at the entrance to Weed reads "Weed like to Welcome You". Weed is also the home of the Hi-Lo Cafe, the best restaurant in town. www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g33245-d1013258-Re Will open in a new tab or window...



  36. Normal Fault

    Snapshot Title: Normal Fault
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Deer Mountain Tephra Unconformity
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    A small amount of offset has occured along this apparent normal fault.



  37. Angular Unconformity

    Snapshot Title: Angular Unconformity
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Deer Mountain Tephra Unconformity
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    This angular unconformity probably does not reflect a long passage of time.



  38. Spheriodal Weathering

    Snapshot Title: Spheriodal Weathering
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Elephant Rocks, MO
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    These boulders are core stones remaining from an extended period of spheroidal weathering.



  39. Weathering  Pans

    Snapshot Title: Weathering Pans
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: Elephant Rocks, MO
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    Chemical weathering associated with pooled water at the edges of the pan are thought to form weathering pans. The bottom of the these pans is often filled with grus, grains of quartz and feldspar.



  40. Fractures

    Snapshot Title: Fractures
    Taken by: ahochstaedter

    Image: El Capitan
    Image Owner: ahochstaedter



    Description:

    More fractures. You can almost hear the crack of the rock.



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