Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Earthquakes and Fault Lines.

Edited to add:  This post was written about a week before the recent earthquake happenings.  I am very much praying for all those affected.  It makes me even more grateful that we have been discussing this and preparing for one ourselves. 

Recently in our family we have been getting together our 72 hour kits.  We have been talking a lot about emergency preparedness.  This shows us just how close we are to a fault line. 

We decided to take our family on a scenic drive.  Not very far from us is the Uinta Crest Fault Line.  It was an amazing site to see, the entire drive was beautiful! 
Emily wasn’t to keen on going, she really wanted to stay home and hang out with friends.  Her attitude changed after she saw how cool this was. 
In fact, the entire way Katey kept on saying how it was so cool.  There were amazing towering rocks that appeared to come straight up out of the ground.  We were able to see wind erosion in the rocks.  But the most amazing sight we saw was the Uinta Crest Fault Line.  
Can you follow the fault line through these pictures?

It was truly majestic.   It also opened up the doors for us to talk about fault lines and earthquakes and earthquake preparedness. 

I had a guide from our Chamber of Commerce about this drive and it explained to us some of the geology of the rocks, we still wished it was more detailed. We will begin checking out geology books from the library and researching, then we will go back.  

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