My USD Spring Break Field Trips

I led spring break field trips in 2007 & 2010 (Colorado, New Mexico, and west Texas),  and 2013 (Arizona, California, Nevada)


Garden of the Gods above Colorado Springs.



Above Raton, NM, the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary, or Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary... either way
no non-avian dinosaurs above.

The Rio Grande River flowing through a sequence of basalt lavas, New Mexico



The Bandelier Tuff below the Jemez Caldera, New Mexico


At an Ancestral Pueblo dwelling in Bandelier National Monument



A slot canyon in the San Lorenzo Cancyon area, New Mexico



On young basaltic lava of the Carrizozo lava field, New Mexico



Taking a big leap on the gypsum sands of White Sands National Monument, New Mexico



Oliver Lee State Park, New Mexico



Hiking through an ancient reef at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas



A fine stalagmite at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico



Taking in a vista high in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona


Posing with saguaro cactus at Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona



Obsidian lava in front of the Salton Sea, California



Mud volcanoes in front of a geothermal power plant by the Salton Sea, California



Examining slickenlines on a surface related to the San Andreas fault, California


On Cretaceous granites at Joshua Tree National Park, California


Making paleomagnetic measurements at Amboy Crater, California



In front of Jurassic dune deposits at Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada




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