Lost Sea Expedition
Bernie and mule Polly on the Road
Outside Hope, New Mexico
Welcome to RiverEarth.com. While the latest adventure, the “Lost Sea Expedition” is complete, there’s plenty going on at RiverEarth.com. here’s what’s keeping us busy now the Canada to Mexico mule wagon trek is completed…
The Lost Sea
75-million years ago
The goal of the Lost Sea Expedition was to travel the seabed of the Mediterranean-sized sea that covered the Great Plains 75-million years ago. Just me and a hearty mule named Polly pulling a small wagon filled with recording gear.
The Completed Lost Sea Expedition Route
The voyage began in Neptune, Saskatchewan. That’s about the only thing that went according to plan. What was supposed to be a 6-month trip spanned 2 calendar years.… Continue reading
Last week, I spoke of what I’ve come to refer as the Bull ‘n Lime incident. That’s were a bull chased me onto my wagon pursuing Polly’s last flake of alfalfa hay.
The Bull ‘n Lime Incident
Russel Gap, New Mexico
Here to explain how hay, whiskey and limes almost brought the Lost Sea Expedition to an early close is Trent Loos. Trent is the host of the daily “Loos Tales” radio program. For the past 2 years, we’ve been… Continue reading
The Hands That Feed America
Ever wonder how the hands look that grow your food? Then have a listen to Manual and Daniel explain why they’re not smooth and pretty … Also, there’s still time to get a piece of the Lost Sea Expedition, straight off the wagon, before it’s all over…
Traveling by mule wagon across the Great Plains, under what used to be a 1000-foot deep sea, it’s hard to imagine what the vanished marine inhabitants looked like. Still, given what I have on hand, one mule and some photos of a mosasaur skull, I’ll try. Today, we’ll look at the mosasaur’s head, in particuler, the structure of its mouth.
Polly on the Lost Sea seabed
Lake Alma, Saskatchewan, Canada
To review, the mosasaur was a marine lizard that swam… Continue reading
Hitching-up-time (but not much longer)
Outside Artesia, New Mexico
In coming weeks, mule Polly and I tackle the final miles of the Lost Sea Expedition. Click here to find out how you can get a piece of the voyage before it wraps up….
Fire Source: New Mexico Crow
Maljamar, New Mexico
Also, these final miles have turned up some crows with pyro-suicidal nesting habits. Click here for the flaming feathered story… Also, we have a position report straight from the wagon atlas….
As of February 12, Mule Polly and the Lost Sea wagon have crossed into New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment – also known as The Land Where Crows Burn up the Prairie.
Progress to date
Artesia, New Mexico
From Artesia, the Expedition heads for Dell City, Texas, then Fort Hancock on the Mexican border
But first, man and mule take a day of rest.
Artesia, New Mexico