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  1. Alluvial Fan

    Snapshot Title: Alluvial Fan
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Fairview Metasedimentary Pendant, Kern River Valley
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... exposed in cross section.



  2. He's dead, Jim.

    Snapshot Title: He's dead, Jim.
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Parker Bluffs, near Johnsondale, California
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    A ponderous ponderosa ponders no more.



  3. The Needles

    Snapshot Title: The Needles
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Dome Rock, Giant Sequoia National Monument
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... in the fading summer light.



  4. Contact

    Snapshot Title: Contact
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Convict Lake
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... in the Mount Morrison Roof Pendant.



  5. Spring is Coming!

    Snapshot Title: Spring is Coming!
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Rock Creek Lake, Sierra Nevada Range
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... but winter hasn't let go yet.



  6. Mount Tom

    Snapshot Title: Mount Tom
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: The Tungsten Hills from the Volcanic Tableland
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    West of Bishop, CA



  7. Lateral Moraines

    Snapshot Title: Lateral Moraines
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: The Tungsten Hills from the Volcanic Tableland
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... at the mouth of Pine Creek Canyon.



  8. Columnar Jointing

    Snapshot Title: Columnar Jointing
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Ridge East of Lake Mary
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Lava flow atop metasediments(?).



  9. Fault!

    Snapshot Title: Fault!
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Complete Palmdale Roadcut, San Andreas Fault
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Can you tell the sense of motion?



  10. Shovel

    Snapshot Title: Shovel
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Palmdale Roadcut, San Andreas Fault
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Prospecting for mud?



  11. Palmdale Roadcut on Hwy 14

    Snapshot Title: Palmdale Roadcut on Hwy 14
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Aerospace Valley
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    The San Andreas Fault passes between the interchange and the south end of this roadcut. Two additional GigaPans showing the deformed sedimentary rocks in this cut can be found at www.gigapan.co Will open in a new tab or window...



  12. Fluvial Potholes

    Snapshot Title: Fluvial Potholes
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Kern River along Hwy 178
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... in tonalite.



  13. Communications Compound

    Snapshot Title: Communications Compound
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Walker Basin
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Microwave tower and water tower.



  14. Greenery

    Snapshot Title: Greenery
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Green Barn and Granitoid Dikes, near Caliente, CA
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... atop the hill.



  15. Drag Fold

    Snapshot Title: Drag Fold
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Phoenix, AZ - Rock Cut on Liberty Lane near the Southern Edge of Ahwatukee.
    Image Owner: David Pivin



    Description:

    The rocks on at least the left side of the prominent vertical fault appear to have been folded as they were displaced by the fault. The folding suggests a left side downward sense of offset.



  16. Second Intrusion(?)

    Snapshot Title: Second Intrusion(?)
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Phoenix, AZ - Rock Cut on Liberty Lane near the Southern Edge of Ahwatukee.
    Image Owner: David Pivin



    Description:

    The grey rock at left appears to be crosscutting the gneissic banding (right), as well.



  17. Granite Crosscutting Gneiss

    Snapshot Title: Granite Crosscutting Gneiss
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Phoenix, AZ - Rock Cut on Liberty Lane near the Southern Edge of Ahwatukee.
    Image Owner: David Pivin



    Description:

    The lighter-colored granite (left) appears to be truncating the gneissic banding (right), suggesting the granite is younger than the gneiss.



  18. Gneissic Banding

    Snapshot Title: Gneissic Banding
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Phoenix, AZ - Rock Cut on Liberty Lane near the Southern Edge of Ahwatukee.
    Image Owner: David Pivin



    Description:

    Gneiss is a highly metamorphosed rock that shows compositional banding (the light and dark layers) that may or may not be of sedimentary origin.



  19. Framing

    Snapshot Title: Framing
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Goblin Valley
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... is everything.



  20. Stylolites?

    Snapshot Title: Stylolites?
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Conococheague Formation exposed near Mulberry Run, Virginia
    Image Owner: Callan Bentley



    Description:

    Or just bedding planes?



  21. Hybrid Vehicles

    Snapshot Title: Hybrid Vehicles
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Sierran Sunset, Northeast Bakersfield
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... are popular here in southern California.



  22. Road Graders

    Snapshot Title: Road Graders
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Sierran Sunset, Northeast Bakersfield
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Preparing for some roadwork.



  23. Housing Bust

    Snapshot Title: Housing Bust
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Sierran Sunset, Northeast Bakersfield
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Roads without houses...



  24. Mouth of the Kern River Gorge

    Snapshot Title: Mouth of the Kern River Gorge
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Sierran Sunset, Northeast Bakersfield
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Creeping Shadows



  25. McDonald's

    Snapshot Title: McDonald's
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Bodfish and Lake Isabella, California from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Golden Arches



  26. Sierra Way Roadcut

    Snapshot Title: Sierra Way Roadcut
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Gigapanned here: www.gigapan.com/gigapans/116355



  27. GigaPan Shot Here
  28. Borel Canal

    Snapshot Title: Borel Canal
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Empty



  29. The Needles

    Snapshot Title: The Needles
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... in Giant Sequoia National Monument.



  30. Kern River

    Snapshot Title: Kern River
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    ... above Lake Isabella.



  31. Kernville Airport

    Snapshot Title: Kernville Airport
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Landing strip



  32. Low Water

    Snapshot Title: Low Water
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Ghosts of the Kern River Valley past.



  33. Marina

    Snapshot Title: Marina
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    At low water



  34. Main Dam

    Snapshot Title: Main Dam
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Lake Isabella



  35. The Golden Arches

    Snapshot Title: The Golden Arches
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Lake Isabella and the Southern Sierra Nevada Range from Cook Peak
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    McDonald's



  36. Dikes/Sills?

    Snapshot Title: Dikes/Sills?
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: South Fork Kern River Valley
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    The linear nature of this line of outcrops makes me wonder if they originate as a tabular intrusion.



  37. Shadows

    Snapshot Title: Shadows
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: South Fork Kern River Valley
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    .



  38. Moo!

    Snapshot Title: Moo!
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: South Fork Kern River Valley
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Cow



  39. Neigh!

    Snapshot Title: Neigh!
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: South Fork Kern River Valley
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Horse



  40. Red Chert

    Snapshot Title: Red Chert
    Taken by: Ron Schott

    Image: Golden Gate Bridge 4x8.6346-6377
    Image Owner: Doug Kaye



    Description:

    Inspiration for the Golden Gate Bridge's color scheme?



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