Volcanoes of the Eastern Sierra Nevada

Indiana University

G188/L130 – Summer 2017













 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


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