Volcanoes of the Eastern Sierra Nevada

Indiana University

G188/L130 – Summer 2013



















May 18

Outbound Flight

Southwest 1616

Dep. Ind. 8:00 AM

Ar. Las Vegas 9:05 AM


Drive to Death Valley

Nevada Test site, Dante's view, Zabriskie Point


Night at Furnace Creek

May 19

Exploration of Death Valley, Badwater, Devil’s Golf Course, Mosaic Canyon 




Night at White Mountain Research Center

 May 20

Bristlecone Pine Preserve, White Mountains

(Connie Millar, USFS)





Night at White Mountain Research Center


 May 21

Overview of Long Valley caldera and Bishop Tuff; Owens Valley Gorge





Night at SNARL Lab (remainder of trip)

May 22

Meet with SNARL Director, Dan Dawson


Lookout Mountain, 

Inyo Craters, Glass Creek  & Obsidian Domes

 May 23

Earthquake & volcanic hazards


'Earthquake Fault'; Mammoth Mtn. Gondola;



May 24

Structural Geology: McGee Creek, Hilton Creek Fault; GPS experiment



May 25

Overview of Mono Basin volcanism: Panum Crater, Black Point Fissures


May 26

Convict Creek stream gauging exper­i­ment; Hydrothermal sys­tems, environ­mental quality, and mineralization in Long Valley: Hot Creek


 May 27

Recreation Day!!


Options:  Skiing, kayaking, hiking, fishing, shopping, sleeping…



May 28

Study of Mono Lake: Tour South Tufa Reserve (Ranger Dave Marquart), meet with MLC (Director Geoff McQuilkin) & tour of DWP facilities



May 29

Geology of the Sierra Batholith:  glacial landforms

Tuolumne Meadows

Yosemite Valley



May 30

Tour of geothermal energy plant


Explore mining history at Bodie.



May 31

Sierra glacial geology:

Lundy Canyon


Farewell BBQ



June 1

Drive to Las Vegas


Return to Indiana!


Return Flight

Southwest 1275

Dep. Las Vegas 4:30 PM

Ar. Ind. 11:00 PM