A double cup o' coffee helps Katie start the day!
An early start to the day at Badwater Basin.
Park Ranger Alan van Valkenberg joins the group for in introduction to Death Valley.
Badwater--the lowest point in North America.
Checking out the salt spring at Badwater
Alan shares a little Badwater ecology with the group.
The long march out to the salt flats
Alan explains the formation of helectite crystals to the group.
John leads a group discussion
Hoosier geologists out in the salt flats.
The only way to tell if it's really salt... taste it!
John shows the proper way to delicately taste the salt crystals.
Alex strikes a pose out in the flats.
Group shot in the salt!
Badwater Basin: 282 feet below sea level!
Bryan, Keith, and Sarah study the structure of salt mounds at Devils Golf Course.
Andy explains how it all works!
Alicia tests the waters in the secret salt pool at Devils Golf Course.
Jacob and Steven check out the pool.
Katie shares her wisdom on native American settlement and geology.
The entrance to Furnace Creek... at Sea Level.
Jacob discovers some magnetic minerals at the Death Valley Sand Dunes.
Get ready, and ...
Bryan shows off a textbook example of a normal fault at Mosaic Canyon.
Steven poses by a fracture at Mosaic Canyon.
The hikers, up at the top of Mosaic Canyon.
Sarah leads the hike back down the canyon.
Posin' at the pass, en route out of Death Valley.
Mike Muldoon, our host at the Bernasconi Educational Center.
Dave and Linda Dore, our superstar chefs are here to greet us.
The gang enjoys their first taste of Linda Dore cuisine. Eight thumbs up!
An evening class meeting at the Bernasconi classroom.
Charity leads a class discussion.