Fall 2000 Field Trip - Death Valley

18-21 Octil 2000


Contents


Background

In Spring 2000, the semester field trip took us to the beaches of Southern California where we examined shoreline geomorphic and tectonic processes.


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Date: 18 Oct 2000 While lunching at Hassayampa River Preserve, a bunch of old time cars stopped in.
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Date: 18 Oct 2000 Burro Creek Overlook.
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Date: 18 Oct 2000 The term "Eureka!" has been replaced by "We've got giant cracks!"
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Date: 18 Oct 2000 Desiccation cracks on Red Lake Playa.
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Date: 19 Oct 2000 Joshua Tree Forest at sunrise.
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Date: 19 Oct 2000 The campsite.
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Date: 19 Oct 2000 A joshua tree.
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Date: 19 Oct 2000 At one point, the gambling van made a wrong turn to Las Vegas..
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Date: 19 Oct 2000 Hoover Dam intakes.
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Date: 19 Oct 2000 Hoover Dam.
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Date: 19 Oct 2000 The ultimate halfpipe.
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Date: 19 Oct 2000 South end of the Black Mountains (I think).
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Date: 19 Oct 2000 Joe Plassman talks about geologic chaos in Death Valley.
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Date: 19 Oct 2000 Badwater, the lowest place in the US.
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Date: 19 Oct 2000 The sign halfway up the cliff is at sea level.
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Date: 19 Oct 2000 Proof that I was 85-m below sea level .
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Date: 20 Oct 2000 Dave and Fred wake up and dance.
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Date: 20 Oct 2000 Ubehebe Crater, a maar volcano.
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Date: 20 Oct 2000 Folks listen to Ross talk about Ubehebe Crater.
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Date: 20 Oct 2000 Walking over Racetrack Playa.
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Date: 20 Oct 2000 Ant's eye view of Racetrack Playa, which would appear flat if the photographer had leveled the camera.
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Date: 20 Oct 2000 One of the migrating rocks of Racetrack Playa.
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Date: 20 Oct 2000 Abby Sheffer (then Wasserman) talks about the moving rocks.
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Date: 20 Oct 2000 Paul Withers talks about the history of Death Valley.
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Date: 20 Oct 2000 Jen Grier talks about the ventrifacts of Death Valley in her last official LPL field trip talk.
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Date: 20 Oct 2000 People on Ventrifact Hill.
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Date: 20 Oct 2000 A view from the top of Ventifact Hill to the trucks.
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Date: 20 Oct 2000 Vessicated basalt showing fluting due to eolian abrasion on its top.
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Date: 20 Oct 2000 These ventrifacts were once a single rock that has been eroded by particles entrained in the wind.
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Date: 20 Oct 2000 Cracks in evaporites.
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Date: 20 Oct 2000 The Devil's Golf Course.
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Date: 20 Oct 2000 The Devil's Golf Course.
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Date: 20 Oct 2000 Hanging out in Badwater, the lowest place on the North American continent, after Ross had locked his keys in the truck.
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Date: 21 Oct 2000 The Kelso Dunes....
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Date: 21 Oct 2000 Ingrid Daubar talks about the booming dunes.
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Date: 21 Oct 2000 Matt Chamberlain poses.
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Date: 21 Oct 2000 Jani Radebaugh cartwheels in the sand.
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Date: 21 Oct 2000 Jim Richardson hops off the crest of the dune.
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Date: 21 Oct 2000 Andreas tries to make the booming dunes boom.
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Date: 21 Oct 2000 Jani tries a backflip.
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Date: 21 Oct 2000 Joe Plassman soars in midair.
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Date: 21 Oct 2000 The view from on top of Amboy Crater.
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Date: 21 Oct 2000 Joe Spitale climbs Amboy Crater.
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Date: 21 Oct 2000 On top of Amboy crater.
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Date: 21 Oct 2000 Dave O'Brien finds God.
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Date: 21 Oct 2000 Andy Rivkin talks about desert pavement and desert varnish. It's also Andy's last official LPL field trip talk.


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Author: Peter Lanagan (planagan@lpl.arizona.edu)
Last updated: 29 Oct 2003