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Some photos from recent field trip to Texas and New Mexico

September 25, 2007

Many of you know that I was away from blogging for the last couple weeks because I was on a geology field trip. This was my last field trip as a student…sniff sniff. We went to west Texas and southern New Mexico to look at a variety of things ranging from Cambrian sandstones, to Permian reefs, to Pleistocene volcaniclastics. I will post more about the geology soon…in the meantime here are some pretty photos.

The captions are below the photo.

Hiking in the Franklin Mountains to look at the Cambrian Bliss Sandstone.

The Permian Reef Trail in Guadalupe Mts National Park switchbacks up the mountain at McKittrick Canyon.

The view from my tent for four mornings at Pine Springs campground in Guadalupe Mts National Park.

A rainbow over El Capitan along the western escarpment of the Guadalupe Mountains.

Speleothem deposits in Carlsbad Caverns.

Hiking in Alamo Canyon in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico.

Ripples at White Sands National Monument (the sand is gypsum!).

Sunset over the San Andres Mountains from Oliver Lee State Park near Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Stay tuned for more photos of specific geologic features.


6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 29, 2007 12:53 am

    Very nice pictures Brian. I really like the gympsum sand, I don’t know if it’s the photo or something but it has an unreal color. Also, I had never heard the word speleothem. Interesting.

  2. September 29, 2007 10:39 am

    Thanks Miguel…White Sands Nat’l Monument feels very unreal and surreal when you are there. It must be really cool to be there at night during a full moon!


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