Death Valley Field Trip

March 29 - April 2, 2006

A movie of the hummingbirds at Hassayampa River Preserve
Racing along Red Lake Playa

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Jani and Maria hangin' with the hummingbirds
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Hummingbirds in flight at Hassayampa River Preserve
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Flowing water! In Arizona!
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Y, M, C, A!
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Small polygonal cracks
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LPL field trip? Or advertisement for Ford Excursions?
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One crack in another
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Giant dessication polygon!
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John practices his Elvis impersonation
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Panarama of Red Lake Playa and its cracks
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Joshua trees in NW Arizona
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What a beautiful campsite!
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Hoover Dam? I just met her!
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Lake Mead
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Yes, Veronica, this is a god dam
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The Hoover Dam spillway
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Jurassic sandstone at our lunch site
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Jason discusses the now dried up Lake Manly
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Ancient shorelines are visible on this slope
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As I walked through the valley of the shadow of Death...
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It's white, but it isn't snow!
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Good thing there isn't any water here..
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Death Valley has some pretty mountains...
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...and sand dunes.
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Eric uses caution at the edge of Ubehebe crater
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A close-up of a spongy plant near Little Hebe
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The Ubehebe jeebies
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Rock-filled polygonal cracks
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Teakettle Junction
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A long-distance view of Racetrack Playa
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A close-up view of Racetrack Playa
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Look at that rock go!
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Vroom vroom
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Jani reminisces about her Antarctica days
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We sacrifice tire #1 to Death Valley
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The SS Overstuffed mourns the loss of their tire
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David demonstrates his mad hopscotch skillz
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Our beautiful Death Valley campsite (missing from photo - a shower! and flush toilets!)
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Salt Creek in Death Valley...
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...is home to a species of desert pupfish
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From salt to snow in 11 000 feet
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Ventifacts
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Life in Death Valley
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Hangin' in Devil's Golf Course
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Fore!
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Visiting the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere
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Diana and Crusty the Salt Man
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282 feet below sea level - note the elevation marking in the upper left
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A close-up of the sea level sign
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A landslide brought it down
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Ralph asks Robin a question from the prone position
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Snowball Earth deposits in California
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The world's largest thermometer in Baker, CA
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Kelso Dunes
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Ripples in the dunes
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Amboy Crater
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The two sides of a volcanic bomb
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Hiking up the side of Amboy Crater
(Note: Slopes in photo may be steeper than they appear)
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Cracking up
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Yuan demonstrates the effect of salt weathering on a Budweiser can
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One Turtle saves another