Baja California Fieldtrip - November 9-13, 2005

Movies

John Keller sings the KT Landslide song

Ralph's attempt to fling a marshmallow

Jason sings One More Minute

Burning the cardboard box

Pictures



A cool panorama taken at Laguna Diablo

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Milling about at the climbing dunes stop.
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Taking a picture of Jason taking a picture of me
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Eve looking at cool rocks
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A nice view of some dunes with mountains in the background
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The HOV herd
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People on top of a dune
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Sand ripples
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Looking at schist
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Sea shells, not very close to the sea though!
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A Beautiful sunset on day 1 as we are driving to the beach to camp.
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First talk, day two at the beach
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Same thing, but closer up
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Listening attentively. Not a bad place for a lecture, by the way
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Nicole packing up the van
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Chillin' while we wait for the dead car to get fixed
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Laguna Diablo dustdevil
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dustdevil part II
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Me at Laguna Diablo
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Mexican soldiers drive passed us in a Hummer. They actually stopped us later on at some sort of checkpoint. Why they didn't just stop us when they passed the first time, I'll never know
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Army part II
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Picture of two parallel dikes
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The caravan (or most of it anyway)
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San Rafael dike swarm
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You might be able to just barely make out the ocean in the distance. Beautiful
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These next few are pictures from where I slept on the beach on day 2. Nice campsite if I do say so myself.
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Listening to the first talks on day 3
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Listening to Catherine talk about stromatolites before looking for algal mats.
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John Keller, the man who found some cool crud.
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Sure brain, but where are we going to find rubber pants our size?
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Looking triumphant at a cool lunch stop on cliffs overlooking the ocean
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Passing the time while listening to talks can get interesting . . .
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Oleg, god of Sun
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A cool little gully
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Looking up from inside the cool little gully
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Looking for KT landslide deposits, found an interesting layer instead
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Stopped for gas on day 4
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Day 4 campsite
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Looking at a lighthouse as sunset approaches
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The ammonites were down there
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So I'd never seen a shark's head lying on the beach before. What's your point?
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Maki's hand next to a putative ammonite fossil
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Listening to Abby talk about ammonites
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Last night around the fire pictures
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2005 Baja Poker Tournament
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So you think I'm a pyromaniac eh . . .
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Two fires are definitely better than one
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The problem with no trees is that the bathroom is just so far away . . .
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A nice sunrise on our last morning.
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A cool spiderweb
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Packing up
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More spiderweb attempts
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Proof that I have actually been awake for the sunrise
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Nicole actually is a werewolf, for those who were wondering.
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Zibi, our fearless leader
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Once again, stopped at a military checkpoint about 20 minutes from our campsite in the middle of NOWHERE!
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A, I love food factories, er, restaurants I mean.
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Two mexican cats on the staircase
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Zoom in on the sign for a rather amusing glimpse of the status of the PC movement in Mexico.
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Watching Futurama while stopped at the border for an hour.
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Back in the US, Jani leads the group in heather prayer to Uncle Sam
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Our last stop of the trip in Yuma, AZ
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Jani and Mike rarin' to go
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Links to other fieldtripper's Baja Pictures:

Jason Barnes
Nicole Baugh
Zibi Turtle page 1 page 2
Catherine Neish
Curtis Cooper