5 College Geology Seminar and Field Trip Across the Colorado Plateau: May 23 - June 6, 2010
South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Walking the Trail of Time
More views of the upper layers of the canyon
Yeah, see those squiggly lines? Those are switchbacks...as in hiking trail...as in what we planned to walk...
Yes, I figured I should put in some rock photos and stromatolites sounded semi-familiar from evolution
I just liked this name
I know, I took more pictures of trees than rocks, but I'm a biologist
Hiking Bright Angel Trail to the Inner Gorge of the Grand Canyon
Finally, a view of the Colorado River
Plateau Point (no making fun of the garb...I was well protected from the scorching sun)
Kate, Lara, and Laura (the Camp Bosses/Cooks)
Laura using her headlamp's red light setting pointed skyward to call the aliens
Simba/Sparkle at Goosenecks
Juniper Basin, Devils Garden, Arches N.P.--best campsite ever
Where's the milk?
Laura and Kate exploring Arches
Big Fat Man -- Arches N.P.
Side of the road discussion of stratigraphy
Penny showing off her Anemometers (wind meters)
What the cooks do on their afternoon off...
Laura showing she did pay attention to the lectures about all those layers!
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Grand Staircase--Escalante National Monument
East Kaibab Monocline and Cockscomb
Death march upward
And, what goes up, must come down (pretty darn fast)
Laura, Lara, Kate, and Penny hiking into the slot canyons
Slot canyon views
Glen Canyon Dam
It was like going to summer camp....the girls braided my hair
Why do I ALWAYS get stuck behind these cars EVERY time I am in Colorado! Fix your roads, already
Cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park
Found ourselves some Ranger Rick hats
Entrance to Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO
San Isabel National Forest
Another roadside lecture...
....and what the non-geologists find to do in the meantime :)
Lakeview Pike Campground
Noooo....the dreaded repacking of the U-haul
Massive grilled chicken attempt....there are also some fricasseed potatoes in foil under there somewhere
15 pounds of ground beef for tacos...actually one of the better meals
Chow time! (Just look at that perfect background)
Dish duty often involved breaking into song
And, here are Suzanna's lyrics to the #1 hit sweeping it's way across the CO plateau!
SHOTGUN WEDDING ON A BRAIDED STREAM
Shotgun wedding on a braided stream
He ain't much to look at but he's a dream
People keep telling us we're the perfect team
When he looks at me I know he beams
But me, I'm running away so fast I'm ripping at the seams
Traveling from Van to Van
Almost as easy as going from Man to Man
But I still love him...Damn
Across the country, across the plains
fallin' dreams and back to that braided stream
If I could go back to my home
Over the rift zone to the Pelham Dome
I know I'd rather be here
Away from family, friends and learning about diapears.
We just lost the rules of attraction
My heart it melted like liquefaction
I just hope the winds of the KOA
will blow me back to that special day!