As I drove from Breckenridge down to Colorado Springs I stopped in at the Florissant Fossil Beds, near the town of Florrisant. I was here last year on the day of the solar eclipse and didn’t get a chance to really see the other exhibits. It was quite fascinating to see all the various images which have been captured in the rock (leaves, insects, bird wings, fish, etc).
I was also surprised to learn that years ago (34 million years ago!) there were sequoias in this part of Colorado. I usually think of them as only being in California.
They built shelters over these to protect them from further deterioration. You’ll be seeing live sequoias when I get to northern California in a few weeks.