Observations of Washington State Landscapes, Geology, Geography, Ecology, History and Land Use
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
A Too Short Break on a Bald
I had a bit a of field blitz hitting a few far flung sites that I wrapped up today. Today was Spring with warm sun.
I stretched out and took a 5 minute nap at this spot simply because it would have been wrong not to. Alas I was not able to linger and now lot of typing reports ahead. The rock is a outcrop of igneous complex covered in a carpet of moss. The term for these features is balds. Perhaps my favorite landscape on a warm early Spring day.
Dan McShane is an engineering geologist with Stratum Group, a geology and environmental consulting company based in Bellingham, Washington. Dan has been reading Washington State landscapes since driving across the Horse Heaven Hills with his father and brother in 1970. Dan's wife has started painting Washington landscapes. The intent of this blog is to help all Washington travelers better understand the landscapes we see and share field observations.