Wooster Geologists return to the Mojave Desert

March 13th, 2011

ZZYZX, CALIFORNIA–All four geology faculty members, our administrative coordinator Patrice Reeder, Jesse Wiles and eight students have safely arrived at the Desert Studies Center in the delightful Zzyzx.  We spent a few hours exploring the Jurassic sandstones exposed in the Red Rocks Conservation Area outside Las Vegas (with marvelous dune cross-bedding) and then slogged through horrible Los Angeles-bound traffic from Las Vegas to Baker, California.  (All too typical for a Sunday night here.)

Unfortunately bandwidth is highly restricted, so our posts will be infrequent until we return to Wooster.

Lichen and bits of desert varnish on the cross-bedded sandstone at the Red Rocks National Conservation Area.

Lindsey Bowman apparently saves Becky Alcorn with a dramatic backdrop of cross-bedding.

One Response to “Wooster Geologists return to the Mojave Desert”

  1. Matthew Jameson 15 Mar 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I think I am not alone in saying that the world is looking forward to photos of Professor Wilson in action in his element.

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