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  1. Fold hinge

    Snapshot Title: Fold hinge
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    is somewhere about here: strata east of this dip east, and strata west of this dip west.



  2. Rills

    Snapshot Title: Rills
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The soil up top isn't weathering the elements as well as the blocky quartzite down below.



  3. Cars returning from Lost River State Park?

    Snapshot Title: Cars returning from Lost River State Park?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    ...perhaps?



  4. Does BP count as an attraction?

    Snapshot Title: Does BP count as an attraction?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  5. Road sign for the Baker exit

    Snapshot Title: Road sign for the Baker exit
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Intersection of 55 with 29 and 259.



  6. Lost River sign

    Snapshot Title: Lost River sign
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    That's what the bridge goes over.



  7. Thrust fault

    Snapshot Title: Thrust fault
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Low-angle fracture is a fault with <2 m of offset. See this blog post for more detail and a better view: www.nvcc.edu/home/cbentley/geoblog/2009/03/route-55-west-virginia.html Will open in a new tab or window



  8. Large-scale trough cross-bedding

    Snapshot Title: Large-scale trough cross-bedding
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Concave up: these strata are right-side-up.



  9. Strata dipping to the west

    Snapshot Title: Strata dipping to the west
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rose Hill Formation / Tuscarora Formation contact
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    But if you walked east, you would find them flatten out (horizontal) and then dip to the east: that's the Hanging Rock Anticline. For a view of what this vast fold looks like from a more easterly pers...



  10. Contact

    Snapshot Title: Contact
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Between the Tuscarora Formation and the overlying (darker colored, more finely-bedded) Rose Hill Formation. For a more detailed look at this contact, see this GigaPan:
    gigapan.com/gigapans/111...



  11. Wife of the GigaPanner

    Snapshot Title: Wife of the GigaPanner
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    off checking on the wildflowers



  12. CALLAN

    Snapshot Title: CALLAN
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    license plate of the GigaPanner



  13. Prius

    Snapshot Title: Prius
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Hanging Rock Anticline, West Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    for scale



  14. Spoils of road-cutting

    Snapshot Title: Spoils of road-cutting
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rose Hill Formation / Tuscarora Formation contact
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    The white-colored debris piled up in this drainage is the rock (mostly Tuscarora quartzite) that used to fill the volume where Route 55 now passes through the mountain. Lots of mullein growing on it.



  15. Rose Hill

    Snapshot Title: Rose Hill
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rose Hill Formation / Tuscarora Formation contact
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This is what the Rose Hill looks like in outcrop: It's dark brown and rather thinly-bedded.



  16. Tuscarora

    Snapshot Title: Tuscarora
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rose Hill Formation / Tuscarora Formation contact
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This is what the Tuscarora looks like in outcrop: It's white and massive.



  17. Recessive shale

    Snapshot Title: Recessive shale
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rose Hill Formation / Tuscarora Formation contact
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    This easily weathered unit highlights the base of the Rose Hill Formation. Trace it out across the road-cut...



  18. Prius

    Snapshot Title: Prius
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Rose Hill Formation / Tuscarora Formation contact
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    for scale



  19. Folds

    Snapshot Title: Folds
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Matterhorn 900
    Image Owner: M A



    Description:

    Rock layers gotten all buckled up



  20. Crucifix

    Snapshot Title: Crucifix
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Matterhorn 900
    Image Owner: M A



    Description:

    (apparently?)



  21. Summiter

    Snapshot Title: Summiter
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Matterhorn 900
    Image Owner: M A



    Description:

    A person up top



  22. People on the summit!

    Snapshot Title: People on the summit!
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Matterhorn 900
    Image Owner: M A



    Description:

    Wow - hardcore climbers!



  23. House?

    Snapshot Title: House?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Matterhorn 900
    Image Owner: M A



    Description:

    What is this thing?



  24. Chicken coop?

    Snapshot Title: Chicken coop?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: View west from Woodstock Tower, Massanutten Mountain
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Some sort of long red building.



  25. Fire!

    Snapshot Title: Fire!
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: View west from Woodstock Tower, Massanutten Mountain
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Where there's smoke...



  26. North Fork of the Shenandoah

    Snapshot Title: North Fork of the Shenandoah
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: View west from Woodstock Tower, Massanutten Mountain
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    (meander loop)



  27. Mr. E. coli

    Snapshot Title: Mr. E. coli
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Folded and Cleaved Martinsburg Slate, Page County, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    with flagellae on top like dreadlocks.



  28. 10 cm

    Snapshot Title: 10 cm
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Folded and Cleaved Martinsburg Slate, Page County, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Red bar = 10 cm scale



  29. Rite-In-The-Rain scale card

    Snapshot Title: Rite-In-The-Rain scale card
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Folded and Cleaved Martinsburg Slate, Page County, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  30. Bedding/cleavage intersection

    Snapshot Title: Bedding/cleavage intersection
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Folded and Cleaved Martinsburg Slate, Page County, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    at the top of the anticline



  31. Till?

    Snapshot Title: Till?
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Floe Lake, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Or landslide debris?



  32. Mind the Gap

    Snapshot Title: Mind the Gap
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Floe Lake, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  33. Cleaved limestone

    Snapshot Title: Cleaved limestone
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Floe Lake, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    of the Ottertail Formation, as exposed in the Rockwall.



  34. Crevasse

    Snapshot Title: Crevasse
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Floe Lake, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    opening up perpendicular to ice flow / gravity



  35. Broad-tailed hawk

    Snapshot Title: Broad-tailed hawk
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Late afternoon in the Fort Valley, looking east
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    perched here on our second day in the house.



  36. Shadow

    Snapshot Title: Shadow
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Late afternoon in the Fort Valley, looking east
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    of the GigaPan



  37. Laundry line

    Snapshot Title: Laundry line
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Late afternoon in the Fort Valley, looking east
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  38. The Moon

    Snapshot Title: The Moon
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Late afternoon in the Fort Valley, looking east
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    .



  39. Point 2 Fire

    Snapshot Title: Point 2 Fire
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: Late afternoon in the Fort Valley, looking east
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    is just over this ridge. You can kind of make out some of the smoke on the ridgeline.



  40. Generator plugs in...

    Snapshot Title: Generator plugs in...
    Taken by: Callan Bentley

    Image: The new digs, I
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    ...here.



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