South California-Nevada field trip
My post-doc advisor, Cin-Ty Lee, took me on a field trip that was originally designed for the undergrads to give me more experiences in the field. This four-day field trip started from San Diego and finished in Las Vegas, and covered from forearc sedimentary sequence to backarc rifting settings.
Lunch at a camping site.
Student taking notes for the class project.
Discussion by an obsidian outcrop.
Lavas from mud volcanos.
Cin-Ty and Raj.
Salt? Snow? In the southern California desert, salts from weathered moutain rocks accumulate in dried lakes and rivers.
Raj looking at a piece of salt.
Cin-Ty joked about taking a piece of desert salt back to Houston for cooking…
Class on a cliff.
A tortoise in the Joshua Tree National Park.
James on a basaltic lava outcrop.
A light beam in a lava tube.
Red Canyon National Recreation Area in Las Vegas.