Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Down the Red Deer River

Today, we wish the members of the Dinosaur Hunting By Boat expedition the best of luck as they launch their recreation of the AMNH scow boat Mary Jane. The expedition has been planned to accurately reflect the tools and living conditions experienced by the paleontologists and support staff during a series of fossil-hunting on the Red Deer River in Alberta, occuring between 1910 and 1914. This project is the brainchild of paleontologist Darren Tanke of the Royal Tyrrell Museum (I previously wrote about it in November).

This is going to be a heck of an experience. I'm envious. Here are some photos of the gorgeous landscape they'll be treated to during the journey. All come from Flickr, photographers credited below.

red deer river valley
Sean Birch

None but the brave deserve the flare
Ken Langevin

Along The Red Deer
Trevor & Rachel

Red Deer River near Drumheller
G Dakin

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