Find Ancient Sea Fossils and Fantastic Views at This Park
Out in Copper Breaks State Park is a great little hike to Juniper Ridge. It has a neat shaded bench overlooking the lake and some petrified Permian sea ripples along the trail to discover. The hike is about a half a mile with only 60 feet of elevation gain making it perfect for families. Be sure to stay late into the night in this park since it is also a dark sky park and perfect for astronomy and stargazing. Please follow our Newsbreak account Roadtrippin' with Takacs for more hiking, camping, and travel content. If you have any questions, you can always reach us on Instagram: Jason’s Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jason_takacs">https://www.instagram.com/jason_takacs</a>/ Alison’s Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/alison.takacs">https://www.instagram.com/alison.takacs</a>/
We Found Crystals On This Florida Dirt Road
Though not many areas in Florida have crystals, there are definitely some to be found! In this particular location, fill material from limestone mines is used on dirt roads for erosion prevention. The chert rock that is dug up in these mines sometimes has voids where crystals will grow! This is mainly in the form of micro crystalline druzy quartz crystals, but some of the pieces we find actually have visible crystal points! Some of the pieces even have some agate banding. We also find cool fossil shells and sea urchin fossils at this location. Along with the awesome finds we also just had a bunch of fun. Hope you enjoy!
Florida Fossil Shark Tooth Hunting | WHY is There MORE TRASH Than FOSSILS in the Creek?
In this video my buddy Rob came down to Florida all the way from Michigan and we met up for some fossil hunting! I wanted to take him to find some fossil shark teeth since they are not found up in Michigan. So we went to a small creek that I have had good luck in before, but unfortunately the creek is FULL of trash. We had a couple of trash bags with us and were sure to fill them before leaving. We found some awesome fossil shark teeth and the creek is very beautiful aside from the trash. The hope is that if we can get out and clean up a little bit every time we are out there, maybe one day we'll put a dent in it!
I'm STILL In SHOCK! Huge Shark Tooth and Prehistoric Cat Tooth Found in a Florida River!
This is my most INSANE fossil hunt so far of 2022! Our buddy Rob from Michigan came down and we wanted to show him some classic Florida fossils. So we took him to one of our favorite river sites for a day of scuba diving and sifting the river gravel! Little did we know, today would end up being one of my best days fossil hunting in a LONG time! I found a very rare carnivore fossil, and carnivore fossils are some of my favorite to find, so that's always a treat! Most of these fossils are from the Ice Age of Florida, but we found some shark teeth from Eocene sediments which are around 40 million years old, which are the oldest shark teeth you can find in Florida!
Petrified Forest National Park / Sights and Scenery
Just off of interstate 40 in Arizona, this park is easy to get to. The scenery is fantastic, and the trails that we walked are smooth and take you right up to the giant fossilized ancient trees.
Add One of the Richest and Most Diverse Fossil Deposits in the World to Your Travel List
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is considered one of the riches and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. With numerous animal species and plenty of petrified wood, this park is a must visit for anyone interested in our planet's past. With over 14 miles of hiking trails, Florissant is also a great option for hikers. Please follow our Newsbreak account Roadtrippin' with Takacs for more hiking, camping, and travel content. If you have any questions, you can always reach us on Instagram: Jason’s Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jason_takacs">https://www.instagram.com/jason_takacs</a>/ Alison’s Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/alison.takacs">https://www.instagram.com/alison.takacs</a>/
It Is Amazing to See What's Inside These 20 Million Year Old Fossil Oysters! Florida Rockhounding!
I was very excited about this, as it's something I have never done before! About 5 or 6 years ago I stumbled upon a location where a clay bank in the river had exposed some HUGE fossil oysters. Something to note is that this location is around 80+ miles from the current coastline. It's crazy to think about this area once being a tidal creek or shallow saltwater marsh full of oysters! During fossilization, these oysters "agatized" meaning the inside was replaced with beautiful agate similar to what you could find in geodes. Though these were not geodes, they still had incredible colors and patterns inside of them once we cut them open!