Volcanoes of the Eastern Sierra Nevada

Indiana University

G188/L130 – Summer 2017

Schedule

 

 

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

 

 

 May 9

Outbound Flight

Southwest 1927

Dep. Ind. 6:00 AM

Ar. Las Vegas 7:00 AM

Drive to Death Valley

Nevada Test site, Dante's view, Zabriskie Point

 

Night at Furnace Creek

May 10    

Exploration of Death Valley, Lone Pine Fault, Mt. Whitney Portal

 

 

 

 

 

Night at White Mtn. Research Station

May 11

Bristlecone Pine Preserve, White Mountains

(Connie Millar, USFS)

 

 

 

 

Night at White Mtn. Research Station

May 12

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

 

 

 

 

Night at SNARL Lab (remainder of trip)

May 13

Meet with SNARL Director,

Carol Blanchette

 

Lookout Mountain, 

Inyo Craters, Glass Creek  & Obsidian Domes

 

May 14

Earthquake & volcanic hazards

 

'Earthquake Fault'; Mammoth Mtn. Gondola;

 

 

May 15

 

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

 

May 16

 Hydrothermal systems, environ­mental quality, and mineralization in Long Valley: Hot Creek

May 17

Study of Mono Lake

Tour South Tufa Area,  meetings with MLC (Geoff McQuilken) & tour of DWP facilities

(Nora Livingston, Mono Lake Committee) 

May 18

Recreation Day!!

 

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

May 19

Tour of geothermal energy plant

 

Explore mining history at Bodie

 

May 20

Geology of the Sierra Batholith:  glacial landforms

Tuolumne Meadows

Yosemite Valley

       or

Carson Pass/

Lake Tahoe

May 21

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

 

 

May 22

Sierra glacial geology:

Lundy Canyon

 

Farewell BBQ

May 23

Drive to Las Vegas

 

Return to Indiana!

 

Return Flight

Southwest 3338

Dep. LasVegas 6:45 PM

Ar. Indy 1:15 AM