483 Photos - Jan 17, 2014
Photo: Furnace Creek Campground.Photo: View of the Grapevine Mtns from Furnace Creek Campground.Photo: View of the Panamint Mtns from Furnace Creek Campground.Photo: View of the Panamint Mtns from Furnace Creek Campground.Photo: Badwater and the Badwater Turtleback.Photo: Badwater and Telescope Peak in the Panamints.Photo: Chillin' below sea level. Sidney and Chris arrive in DV.Photo: Chillin' below sea level. Sidney and Chris arrive in DV.Photo: Chillin' below sea level. Sidney and Chris arrive in DV.Photo: Chillin' below sea level. Sidney and Chris arrive in DV.Photo: Chillin' below sea level. Sidney and Chris arrive in DV.Photo: Badwater and the Badwater Turtleback.Photo: Badwater and the Badwater Turtleback.Photo: Badwater.Photo: Badwater.Photo: Badwater.Photo: Near Natural Arch.Photo: Sidney and Chris arrive in DV.Photo: Sidney and Chris arrive in DV.Photo: Sidney and Chris arrive in DV.Photo: Sidney and Chris arrive in DV.Photo: Near natural arch.Photo: Badwater turtleback.Photo: The fault surface at Badwater turtleback.Photo: Sidney negotiates the surprise cliff.Photo: In the footwall at Badwater turtleback.Photo: Brittle features in the footwall at Badwater turtleback.Photo: A bit of the hanging wall sits on the detachment surface at Badwater turtleback.Photo: Signs of shear.Photo: Signs of shear.Photo: Signs of melting? during a earthquake ruptures? Pseudotachylites.Photo: Young alluvium in the hanging wall at Badwater.Photo: Badwater turtleback.Photo: Fluted chimneys in natural arch.Photo: Natural arch.Photo: Fluted chimneys in natural arch.Photo: Fluted chimneys in natural arch.Photo: Climbing up the turtleback.Photo: Limestone clasts, on the detachment surface. Hmm...Photo: On the turtleback.Photo: On the turtleback.Photo: On the turtleback.Photo: On the turtleback.Photo: On the turtleback.Photo: On the turtleback.Photo: On the turtleback.Photo: On the turtleback.Photo: On the turtleback.Photo: On the turtleback.Photo: On the turtleback.Photo: Natural arch.Photo: Devils Golf Course.Photo: Devils Golf Course.Photo: Devils Golf Course.Photo: Artists DrivePhoto: Artists DrivePhoto: Artists DrivePhoto: Artists DrivePhoto: Artists DrivePhoto: Muggin.Photo: Furnace Creek camp.Photo: Golden Canyon. Slickensides.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon. Trace fossils?Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon. Algal structures?Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon. My picture of Lisa and Chris.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon. Cute Fault Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: The Cute Fault. Golden Canyon.Photo: The Cute Fault, up close. Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Muggin.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Badwater turtleback: fan stratigraphy.Photo: Badwater turtleback: fan stratigraphy.Photo: On the turtleback surface. Badwater.Photo: On the turtleback surface. Badwater.Photo: Deep gets excited. On the turtleback surface. Badwater.Photo: On the turtleback surface. Badwater.Photo: On the turtleback surface. Badwater.Photo: On the turtleback surface. Badwater.Photo: On the turtleback surface. Badwater.Photo: On the turtleback surface. Badwater.Photo: Fault scarp, about 2-3 Ian units.Photo: Natural Arch photo op.Photo: Natural Arch photo op.Photo: Natural Arch photo op.Photo: Natural Arch photo op.Photo: Natural Arch photo op.Photo: Natural Arch photo op.Photo: Natural Arch photo op.Photo: Natural Arch photo op.Photo: Natural Arch photo op.Photo: Natural Arch photo op.Photo: Natural Arch photo op.Photo: Natural Arch photo op.Photo: Natural Arch photo op.Photo: Natural Arch photo op.Photo: Natural Arch photo op.Photo: Natural Arch photo op.Photo: Natural Arch photo op.Photo: Badwater turtleback.Photo: Devils Golf Course.Photo: Devils Golf Course.Photo: Devils Golf Course.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Sunrise at Furnace Creek camp.Photo: Sunrise at Furnace Creek camp.Photo: Sunrise at Furnace Creek camp.Photo: Lunch at Golden Canyon.Photo: Lunch at Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Lunch at Golden Canyon.Photo: Lunch at Golden Canyon.Photo: Lunch at Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon. Are there really faults everywhere?!Photo: Golden Canyon. Yes. There really are faults everywhere!Photo: Golden Canyon. Hunting for the "big" fault.Photo: Golden Canyon. Hunting for the "big" fault.Photo: Golden Canyon. Hunting for the "big" fault.Photo: Golden Canyon. Hunting for the "big" fault.Photo: Golden Canyon. Hunting for the "big" fault.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon. The climb up is worth it!Photo: Golden Canyon. The climb up is worth it!Photo: Golden Canyon. The climb up is worth it!Photo: Golden Canyon. The climb up is worth it!Photo: Golden Canyon. The climb up is worth it!Photo: Golden Canyon. The climb up is worth it!Photo: Golden Canyon. The climb up is worth it!Photo: Golden Canyon. The climb up is worth it!Photo: Golden Canyon. The climb up is worth it!Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: One happy geologist!Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon.Photo: Golden Canyon. Late afternoon light.Photo: Golden Canyon. Late afternoon light.Photo: Climbing out of Golden Canyon.Photo: Climbing out of Golden Canyon.Photo: Climbing out of Golden Canyon.Photo: Herb, surfing Golden Canyon.Photo: Herb, shortly after delivering Dan and Lindsey to Golden Canyon.Photo: Gower Gulch fan.Photo: Gower Gulch fan.Photo: Gower GulchPhoto: Gower GulchPhoto: Gower GulchPhoto: Gower GulchPhoto: Gower GulchPhoto: Gower Gulch. Kristy finds the perfect fault.Photo: Kristy's perfect faults. Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch. The taste test. Yum.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch. One of Francesca's rare moments of rest.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch. View into the Golden Canyon group of seds.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: The fault contact between Artists Drive and the Golden Canyon group of seds.Photo: Borax mine. Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Borax mine. Gower Gulch.Photo: Borax mine. Gower Gulch.Photo: Basalt, mixed with mud. Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: Gower Gulch.Photo: End of day. Gower Gulch.Photo: Dan's moment in the sun. Gower Gulch.Photo: Stovepipe Wells camp.Photo: Stovepipe Wells camp.Photo: Stovepipe Wells camp.Photo: Sunset. Stovepipe Wells camp.Photo: Sunset. Stovepipe Wells camp.Photo: Sunset. Stovepipe Wells camp.Photo: Sunset. Stovepipe Wells camp.Photo: Sunset. Stovepipe Wells camp.Photo: Sunset. Stovepipe Wells camp.Photo: Sunrise. Stovepipe Wells camp.Photo: Sunrise. Stovepipe Wells camp.Photo: Salt Creek. Hunting for pupfish.Photo: Salt Creek. The pupfish.Photo: Salt Creek. Hunting for pupfish.Photo: Salt Creek. Hunting for pupfish.Photo: Salt Creek. Hunting for pupfish.Photo: Salt Creek. We find no pupfish.Photo: Salt Creek.Photo: Salt Creek. Pickleweed.Photo: Algae. One of four life forms I saw at Salt Creek.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon. The namesake breccia.Photo: Mosaic Canyon. Hmm. More faults?Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Lunch companions. Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon. Yes, that is a person down there.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon. The shattered contact.Photo: Mosaic Canyon. View along the contact. Blue schist or green schist?Photo: Mosaic Canyon. View along the contact.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon. In the contact zone.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon.Photo: Mosaic Canyon, at the mouth. Lots of terraces.Photo: Mesquite Dunes.Photo: Mesquite Dunes.Photo: Mesquite Dunes.Photo: Mesquite Dunes.Photo: Mesquite Dunes.Photo: Mesquite Dunes.Photo: Stovepipe Wells Camp.Photo: Stovepipe Wells Camp.Photo: Stovepipe Wells Camp.Photo: Stovepipe Wells Camp.Photo: Stovepipe Wells Camp.Photo: Stovepipe Wells Camp. And skittles!Photo: Descent into Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Descent into Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Descent into Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Descent into Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Descent into Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Descent into Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Descent into Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Descent into Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Descent into Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Ubehebe Crater. Interesting stratigraphy.Photo: Ubehebe Crater. Interesting stratigraphy.Photo: Ubehebe Crater. Interesting stratigraphy. And faults.Photo: Ubehebe Crater. Interesting stratigraphy.Photo: Biggest mudcracks. Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Ubehebe Crater.Photo: Ubehebe Crater. Partially filled mudcracks.Photo: The slog out of Ubehebe.Photo: The slog out of Ubehebe.Photo: The slog out of Ubehebe. You go, Katy!Photo: Racetrack Playa remains unattained. Once again. One of three flats on the trip.Photo: The hike to Fall Canyon.Photo: Hiking to Fall Cyn.Photo: Hiking to Fall Cyn.Photo: Hiking to Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall CynPhoto: Fall Cyn. and a life form!Photo: Katy is comforted by the rock.Photo: Shade! Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn. Another sign of life!Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn. And those curious pockets of breccia.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn.Photo: Fall Cyn. End of day...Photo: Les' fault. Photo by Sidney Burns.Photo: Happy mapper. Photo by Sidney Burns.Photo: Basalt over the hills, Gower Gulch. Photo by Sidney Burns.Photo: Borax mine. Gower Gulch. Photo by Sidney Burns.Photo: Marble Canyon. Creamy. Photo by Sidney Burns.Photo: Marble Canyon. Photo by Sidney Burns.Photo: Why is this man smiling? He just got two flat tires! Photo by Sidney Burns.Photo: Hmmm. Photo by Sidney Burns.Photo: Dante's View of Sidney Burns. Photo by Sidney Burns.Photo: Deep mudcracks at Ubehebe Crater. Photo by Sidney Burns.Photo: Marble Canyon. At the entrance.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon. Marble with chert nodules.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon. En echelon tension gashes.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon. Signs of life.Photo: Marble Canyon. Signs of life.Photo: Marble Canyon. Signs of life.Photo: Marble Canyon. Signs of life.Photo: Marble Canyon. Signs of life.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon. Fossils!Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon. Signs of life.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon. One of two open basins along the hike.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon. Muggin.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon. Alluvial fill in the upper basin laps onto the bedrock--a fantastic angular unconformity.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon.Photo: Marble Canyon. Desert pavement.Photo: Marble Canyon. Desert pavement.Photo: Marble Canyon. The upper basin alluvial gravels.Photo: Marble Canyon. In the desert pavement.Photo: Marble Canyon. The depositional contact of the alluvial gravels onto the Paleozoic carbonates.Photo: Marble Canyon. The final hike out.Photo: Marble Canyon. End of day.Photo: Drive down fan through playa.Photo: Hissing tire. On the way to Racetrack Playa. Photo by Sidney Burns.Photo: Drive down fan through playa.Photo: Embracing the next hurdle on the trip. Photo by Sidney Burns.Photo: Drive down fan through playa.Photo: Stovepipe Wells: packing up.Photo: Stovepipe Wells: packing up.Photo: Stovepipe Wells: packing up.Photo: Stovepipe Wells: packing up.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.Photo: Dante's View.