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Works at National Park Service - Yellowstone; Dixie State University, St George UT
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Living the Dream, Day 4 – A Last Look at the Tapeats
We depart the Little Colorado  in mid-afternoon   of
an early May day , continuing
on Day Four of our excellent Colorado River rafting adventure. The sky that
earlier teased us with a  warm  patchy blue has turned again to cold gray. The sun is a  vague,  h...
We depart the Little Colorado in mid-afternoon of an early May day, continuing on Day Four of our excellent Colorado River rafting adventure. The sky that earlier teased us with a warm patchy blue has turned again to cold gra...
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Living the Dream, Day 4 - Temple Butte to Tapeats
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZip!
On hands and knees I crawl, slowly and deliberately, out of my tent, bones
creaking and muscles aching. Why on Earth do I do this? Why do I subject myself
to this torture, sleeping atop a clammy boat mattress on the cold, hard ground
with ...
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZip! On hands and knees I crawl, slowly and deliberately, out of my tent, bones creaking and muscles aching. Why on Earth do I do this? Why do I subject myself to this torture, sleeping atop a clammy boat mattres...
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When I pulled up to Lida Summit two years ago—I was on my way to a property examination and had decided to check out the Lida and Palmetto areas—I stopped right in front of...a roadcut! Well, that's really no surprise, is it? Where else would a geologist stop, other than at some excellent ...
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Lovely cross-bedding in the Navajo Sandstone along the East Rim trail, Zion National Park.
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Living The Dream, Day 3 - Swinging a Cat in the Redwall Limestone
Departing South Canyon, our
guides deftly maneuver the rafts ever-so-carefully backwards, away from the
beach and into the main channel. We happily avoid crashing into and sinking the
flotilla of dainty dories that has stealthily crept up behind us. We chee...
Departing South Canyon, our guides deftly maneuver the rafts ever-so-carefully backwards, away from the beach and into the main channel. We happily avoid crashing into and sinking the flotilla of dainty dories that has stealt...
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Lichen liking the sandstone, at the top of the Kayenta Formation layers on the Owen's Loop trail  above St. George, Utah.
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Living the Dream, Day 4 – Tapeats Sandstone & The Little Colorado
Gray clouds linger in the sky like battered marshmallows as we
motor our way through river mile 60 on the Colorado River. My feet are soggy raisins
inside my wet neoprene booties and rubber river shoes. My nose drips like a
sunburnt popsicle in July. It has...
Gray clouds linger in the sky like battered marshmallows as we motor our way through river mile 60 on the Colorado River. My feet are soggy raisins inside my wet neoprene booties and rubber river shoes. My nose drips like a s...
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Living the Dream, Day 3 – Whither the Devonian?
It is inevitable, along
this downstream Grand Canyon journey. The rock layers we have come to know so
intimately must now retreat, above and beyond the water level of the Colorado
River. They now graciously extend the limelight to newer (at least to our eye...
It is inevitable, along this downstream Grand Canyon journey. The rock layers we have come to know so intimately must now retreat, above and beyond the water level of the Colorado River. They now graciously extend the limelig...
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More cross-bedding in the Navajo Sandstone along the East Rim trail, Zion National Park.
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Typical cross-bedding in Navajo Sandstone. Outcrop along the East Rim trail, Zion National Park. Mittens for scale.
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Living the Dream, Day 3 – Ruins and the Redwall
I awaken slowly in the spring dawn and stretch inside my
sleeping bag, feeling stiff and brittle as a sun-bleached boat paddle. Footsteps
crunch gently across the sandy beach. Softly muffled chatter grows louder, pots
and pans clang more frequently as our g...
I awaken slowly in the spring dawn and stretch inside my sleeping bag, feeling stiff and brittle as a sun-bleached boat paddle. Footsteps crunch gently across the sandy beach. Softly muffled chatter grows louder, pots and pan...
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Living the Dream, Day 2 – Peeling Back the Layers
Over hundreds of millions of years, the seas came in
and the seas went out, covering and then exposing the changing landscape of western
North America. Sediments were deposited, uplifted, and eroded in the eternal
cycles of geologic time. The vertical cliff...
Over hundreds of millions of years, the seas came in and the seas went out, covering and then exposing the changing landscape of western North America. Sediments were deposited, uplifted, and eroded in the eternal cycles of g...
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  • National Park Service - Yellowstone; Dixie State University, St George UT
    Seasonal Interpretive Ranger; adjunct instructor geosciences, present
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Geology geek, adjunct geosciences instructor, and seasonal NPS ranger/naturalist. I enjoy travel and finding uniqueness over, under, and around every rock.
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Winner of the 2011 Grant Village (Yellowstone National Park) Exploding Science Award!
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