The “cloudmaker” bomb, at a chemical weapons storage facility in Pueblo, Colorado
Due to poor weather, our original plans for the trip changed and we ended up visiting numerous sites around the front range.
Bent’s Old Fort, in La Junta, Colorado.
Campground for the night in Lake Pueblo State Park!
On to some sweet paleontology and geology!
The protrusions in the rocks are actually the impressions of dinosaur footprints in mud. The footprints were covered in sediment, which lithified forming the rock and the perfect molds of the dinosaur footprints .
The entire rock deposit had the footprints of over four types of dinosaurs! Students looked at the footprints and made predictions about how the dinosaurs may have walked, and some of their anatomy. We also measured and compared stride lengths to leg lengths to estimate some more features of the dinosaur.