Rarin' to go at 6:30 AM at the Indy airport!
Michael and John in a joyful mood at the beginning of their two-week adventure.
A spectacular view of glacial landforms in the Rockies
A view of the upper Grand Canyon just before the clouds obscured our view.
Here we are in Las Vegas, baby!
Our traditional lunch stop at the Indian Springs Casino
Ahhh, after about 8 hours of traveling, a real meal!
Nadine, Lori, and Izzat pose in front of the iconic Indian Springs sign
Some fresh air out with the bikers.
The gang gets caught sneaking in a photograph in front of the Nevada Test Site entrance.
The Geology Chorus belts out a tune at the Amargosa Opera House
The hike up to the overlook at Dante's View -- one of the world's great panoramic views.
Observing the stark and beautiful landscape of Death Valley.
Lucas works on his field sketches.
Ryan records some careful observations in his field notebook.
Group photo at Dante's View
Feeling on top of the world.
And now, with Death Valley in the background...
Our last stop, Zabriskie Point
Madi strikes a pose in front of the badland landscape
Izzat, Ryan and Teresa couldn't resist.
Nor could Lucas, Kevin and Mariela.
Mr. Wile E. Coyote made an appearance.
Nothing like a cool dip after Death Valley.
Feeling very refreshed.
Lucas, Izzat, Ryan, and Kevin moonlight as synchronized swimmers.
Ready for Dinner at the 49'er Cafe.
Sitting in the friendship circle before dinner.