Talking Rocks
Week-long Tours in the Desert Southwest


Week-long tours exploring the geology magnificent scenery in the Southwest, Northwest, Iceland, and Hawaii. Most tours are camping tours. We sleep in tents or under the stars. Study geology and paleontology with Gerry Bryant of the Colorado Plateau Institute and occasionally other geologists and paleontologists. Eat incredibly delicious food prepared by Robert Johnston. Hike to breathtaking overlooks and fascinating outcrops. Enjoy conversations around the campfire considering the great questions of beauty and justice, God and humanity, geology and theology.

We explore geology


Point our eyes and hearts and cameras toward sunrises and sunsets

Savor grand vistas

Examine mysteries in outcrops

Share incredibly delicious meals

Hold long conversations around the campfire

Deepen friendships


Make new friends

May 10-17, 2020 Navajo Sandstone Tour

May 18-24, 2020 Hiking Tour

October 25-November 1, Death Valley Tour

August, 2020, Iceland

June, 2021, Hawaii