mpollock June 6th, 2012
FILLMORE, UTAH – Whitney and Matt took charge today, leading us on an investigation of the lava flows that extend westward from the Miter cinder cone.
We picked our way across the sharp, rubbly flow surface and learned the importance of careful observation. Although we weren’t looking for bombs and xenoliths, we found both along our path.
Whitney had a successful day of mapping the margins and morphology of a couple of complicated lava flows.
Matt’s productive day included finding a spectacular fault exposure, where he made lots of measurements on the fault and associated joints.
Overall, it was a strong start to the field project, despite the searing sun and blinding wind storm.
We were rewarded for all of our hard work.
We hope every day of our field season is just like this one (minus the wind).