January Challenge: Beechworth rocks.

The weather was good. The guys and I did an overnight 78 km ride and 2 km obstacle course among a bunch of granite rocks. There were some metamorphosed siltstones and mudstones in there, too, but it’s the granite that is most photogenic. You can read all about itΒ HERE.

Nerdy chick in Australia who loves to ride and is accompanied by the crew: 'The Commander' Verne and the 'Mental Health Specialist' Kermit.

7 response to "January Challenge: Beechworth rocks."

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 26, 2020

    Sounds pretty much like a normal tour for Em! That is Great!!

    Enjoyed the photos and descriptions. The exfoliated granite photos in particular. Reminds me of being at Vedauwoo, Wyoming just west of Cheyenne. Some granular exfoliation going on there.

    https://www.vedauwoo.org/photo-gallery/

    The dredge is pretty interesting too — all in all a great overnight ride!

    • By: The Navigator Posted: January 27, 2020

      Yes, I know Vedauwoo quite well. I lived in Fort Collins which is not very far away. Vedawoo was a very popular rock climbing spot with some of my friends. And my best friend, whom has ridden with me on some of my tours for a week or so, still lives there. She had a black lab for many years named Vedauwoo (Veda for short) that she bought from a rancher whose property adjoins the park. If you go to Curt Gowdy State Park and that area that leads into Laramie, you’ll see very similar rock again. When you ride up into the Medicine Bow Range, you cross the Mullen Creek – Nash Fork Shear Zone and go from one bit of continental crust with the young, exfoliating granites into rocks a billion years older. I wrote about it this day: https://rambleoutyonder.org/2018/02/01/range-roaming-wyoming-2013-day-99/

      • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 27, 2020

        Thanks for the link!
        We had the good fortune to visit the Snowy Range back in the 70’s — pretty much undiscovered then.
        The general store in Saratoga WY even had a T-shirt reading “Where in the HELL is Saratoga Wyoming?” πŸ™‚
        Vastly changed now from what I understand.
        Your photos brought back lots of great memories.

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