LPL/Planetary Science Field Trips:

Nevada Test Site

Saturday-Sunday: Geology of southern NV and northern AZ

Our campsite in the Valley of Fire at sunrise Saturday morning.

Mormon Mesa, capped by the mysterious wind-deposited caliche. Lake Mead in the center right.

Cavernous weathering in the red sandstones of the Valley of Fire.
"We're scientists, officer, really!"
Andy and Ralph admire
Red Lake Playa and the Giant Dessication Polygons!
Gallop'n wild Bill Bottke speeds along the playa
in the gedanken van.

The stash of beer found at our Grapevine Mesa campsite.

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