So much of my home is frozen in time, still maintaining the Wild in the West. We are old fences leading to big skies, we are the leaning remains of broken barns, decorating far off fields like beauty marks on the face of the Earth.
Geologic heroin at the Pallisades of John Day Fossil Beds Nat'l Monument, Clarno Unit, OR.
A volcanic complex to the south produced prodigious ash fall and tuffs. Over time these slid away in lahars or welded into ignimbrite. In this area this led to huge, well-stratified, windswept cliffs that include many fossils, mostly petrified wood and leaf impressions. This is the Pallisades Mudflow Member of the Clarno Formation (57-40 Ma or so)