May 29, 2009

Dinosaur Crossing

The "Dinosaur Crossing" sign is about 85 million years too late (give or take a few million years), but dinosaurs roamed what is now the Ross River area. In fact, just outside of town, on the side of the main access road, you can see where they walked, once-upon-a-time.

It was neat to learn about the trackway because I thought I saw what looked like a tracks in some upended mudstone on my 2006 trip up the North Canol. Now I know that I (probably) wasn't seeing things that weren't there.

Oh give me a home, where the dinosaurs roamed...

An inconspicuous spot along the road... more than it appears. Look, a dinosaur trackway! So many tracks!

It's a little hard to see, but this is a dinosaur track.

This three-toed print is easier to see if you sit further away from your screen (the toes open out to the left).

Of course, if you're not into dinosaur tracks, you can always take in the modern geological scenery or the contemporary flora and fauna.

Modern geological scenery.

Contemporary flora.


Clare said...

Sarah Palin here, just using Clare's computer. You've got a small typo in this post. You wrote "85 Million" where your fingers meant to type 7,000. Oh my.

Were there people tracks in amongst the dinosaur ones?

Talk later, you bet.


Clare said...

Sorry about that last post. She was here trying to see Russians over the cap. I didn't realize she got to the computer.

Meandering Michael said...

Sarah, thanks for your visit! Why are you in Arctic Bay? I don't really believe it's because you're trying to see Russians - you can see them from your own backyard. Are you there looking for other caribou calving grounds to drill in?

Clare, if you're going to be plugging Arctic Bay as a new location for America's maximum security detention facility for terrorists, you're going to have to keep a closer eye on stuff like that.

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Sarah Palin? I knew you were famous:)

Love the "Modern geological scenery." I find mountains beautiful, but they intimidate me somewhat. I don't know why.