Yes, I've been envious of your geological prowess. It seems to come natural to you. I strain to understand the complex processes that my eyes see, but my brain doesn't decode.
The lodge we stayed at in Shoshoni Canyon was originally built by the niece of one William F. Cody, alias Buffalo Bill. The current owner is a part Shoshoni Indian from the Wind River Indian Reservation. We had a marvelous time. He took a liking to Monica and me and shared many stories. He was a rancher on the Wind. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the surrounding terrain. Plus, you wouldn't belief the wildlife that visits the lodge and cabins. It is grizzly, moose, elk, and mountain lion country. When the berries are ripe, the grizzlies come up from the river corridor. One does not venture far from his/her cabin. Here are 4 images from where we stayed. It was just about night. The light was failing. I apologize for the less than stellar photography.
The next image looks across ShoShoni Canyon to the lava cliffs.
The lava erodes into a myriad of intriguing shapes.
Looking down the canyon from the lodge.
Robert T. Leverett
Co-founder and Executive Director
Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest