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View Diary: Dkos Tour Series: The San Rafael Swell (That Should Be A National Monument) (51 comments)

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  •  hmmmm. . . (4+ / 0-)

    Coelophysis or a close relative, do you think? Lots of these 3-toed dinos ranged throughout Utah and parts of Arizona, and New Mexico. They were about 1-ton on average, and judging from the size of the track, well, the shoe print (sneaker?) at the 5 o'clock mark, it appears to be coelophysis. Next time you come across tracks remember to put something of a known value, say, a pen or a silver dollar (do you remember those pieces of silver, do you?) and that always helps measure the size. Anyway, the White Block sedimentary rock is highlighted with lots of tracks, as I recall, high uintas.

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    by richholtzin on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 02:34:51 PM PDT

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    •  That track is fairly well known (2+ / 0-)
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      by people who hang in the Swell, you have to know where it is and the bigger rocks there cover it until you remove them. We poured water in it to high light it and at the last minute I stuck my foot out to make that print.

      Most of my best pics of teh swell are actual hard copy pictures, we were talking about going back down there to get some newer and different ones. I'm not a dinosaur expert so I have no idea which one it is, but they are common down there and all through the area.

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      by high uintas on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 03:32:02 PM PDT

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