Canyonlands Fieldtrip

8-12 September 2004

This Canyonlands fieldtrip was my last trip with the department for a while, and my second time on this trip. It was a great trip, and we had lots of fun.

Celinda gave a talk at the Sunset Point rest stop.
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Collin spoke about diatremes near Aglatha Peak.
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John Moores spoke about sandstone in Monument Valley.
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This is us in our first night's campsite the next morning, very pretty.
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Kelly spoke about the Goosenecks of the San Juan.
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Jani talked about monoclines.
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Nicole talked about laccoliths.
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Dave talked about the petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock
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Our first really technical section within the Canyonlands park
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Tamara talked about joints at the Joint Trail trail head.
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The Joint Trail was a great hike, and I got some great pictures of Jani and Brian on top of the sandstone.
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S.O.B. Hill was the furthest that we got into the park. Three pick-ups managed to get through the pass, and one Excursion. However, the second Excursion's muffler had a mishap with a large rock, damaging it. Moses and company had to remove the muffler from teh vehicle and we got it and the other vehicles back down the hill.
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The spotters and guides did a good job of guiding the the vehicles through the difficult terrain.
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Talks were given in the morning before we moved out.
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Catherine talked about cryptobacteria on the trail to Upheaval Dome.
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We talked about the various hypotheses for the origin of this enigmatic feature.
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-Ross Beyer


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