Prospecting For Dinosaurs

Trip Start Jun 29, 2012
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Trip End Sep 03, 2012


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Flag of Canada  , Alberta,
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Having come to the realization that this is the 100 Clagary Stampede in the middle of a nearly 1,000,000 population, we decided to not attend the Stampede. Instead we drove on to Drumheller. We've been seeing fields of a yellow crop that we have come to learn is canola.

We are in Drumheller having visited the Royal Tyrrell Museum http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/ Tuesday, and participated in a prospecting session Wednesday.

Drumheller is in the Badlands of Alberta. The approach was interesting as we drove  east from Calgary seeing nothing but plains and then quickly descending into the Badlands. It is like a big broad canyon closed on all sides.

The prospecting session we attended involved a 3 kilometer hike with a stop to look for fossils (I was fortunate enough to find a bone fragment - it had to be from a dinosaur!) and a stop to see a parts of a dinosaur skeleton that have been discovered but not yet excavated.

Today we will head west toward Banff Natiocial Park and the Canadian Rockies
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