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The Navajo Sandstone Tour

May 10-17, 2020.  Cancelled.

This will be the fifth annual presentation of this introductory tour. The focus is the Navajo Sandstone, a 200,000 square mile formation that stretches from Wyoming through Utah into Nevada. It forms the spectacular cliffs of Zion National Park.

Highlights include the dinosaur track site museum in St. George, a fossil stream bed, Snow Canyon State Park–where we study erosion in a dramatic interplay of sandstone and lava, Zion National Park, Moccasin Mountain Dinosaur Track Site, White Pocket in Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Grand Canyon (the final weekend).

We will spend a week camping, learning about sandstone and other sedimentary rocks in the region, enjoying fantastic food and rich conversation.

The trip begins and ends at the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

Cost: $850 through March. After March 31, $880

The Spring Hiking Tour  (Cancelled)

May 18-24, 2020

This trip will feature a hike of 5 – 10 miles every day in the red rock country of southern Utah. We will give attention to geology, but we will not have formal geology instruction by a professional geologist. This tour is more for hikers and poets than for those with a keen interest in geology. We will spend a week camping and hiking and eating fantastic food around the campfire in the evening.

The trip begins and ends at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

Cost: $800 before March 31.

Iceland Geology and Photography Tour  (Cancelled)

September 6-13, 2020

We’ll be guided by professional geologists and photographers. The tour will begin and end in Reykjavik.

Cost:  Unknown at this point.

Let me know if you would like to be on the email list for updates.

Death Valley Tour (Cancelled)

October 25 – November 1

We will explore the amazing, complicated, fascinating geology and paleontology in and around Death Valley National Park. The tour will begin and end at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.  Cost:  $850 through July. $880 after July 31.

 

Hawaii Geology Tour

June, 2021. Let me know if you would like to be on the email list for updates.