Saturday, December 21, 2013

February 2013 Remembered – Beaver Dam Mountains

We have come to post number two in my series “Twelve months in thirteen days.” 

I’ve always wanted to do this. The time is now! This means posting at least one image each day for the rest of the year of people, places, and rocks I have gotten to know better in 2013. 

View west into Nevada and the Great Basin

February often finds me rambling around the Beaver Dam Mountains of southwest Utah. It’s where I did my undergraduate research when I was a geology student not too many years ago. Last February I led a geology hike into its nearly two billion year old rocks.  I often do this during the winters when I’m not summer rangering for the National Park Service.

Dave checks out the metamorphic rocks

I’ve written often about the Beaver Dams (check this and this out if you enjoy really thin rock sections glued onto small glass slides), and so, not wanting to reinvent the wheel, I will not try to outdo myself again. Loving Life in the Beaver Dam Mountains is what I do every time I go out there. 

Views to forever in the Beaver Dam Mountains


  1. Hello Nina -- I tried to access the pages about the Beaver Dams from the links in the final paragraph but they didn't work. I can get there via the Label/tag however.

    great posts ... great for vacation planning :-)

    1. Hi Hollis - Thanks for pointing out the non-working links. They are now fixed (I hope!). In my humble opinion, the Beaver Dams are an undiscovered gem in southern Utah and should be made our next national park!