At the north end of the Sheep Rock Unit in the John Day Fossil Beds is a small picnic area with a few shot loop trails. Not a soul in sight just before 7:00am and the formations are still in the shadows so nice light for the details of the formation known as Turtle Cove. These deposits have a date range of Eocene to Early Miocene (30-28 million years) and get their bluish green coloration from a mineral group known as celadonite. The geologic strata are the same as the area called the Blue Basin about 8 miles south of Foree. C&C always welcome.