Green River Rafting Lodore Canyon: Summer Geology Field Studies
Mixing young with old, as in millenniums of years, created a unique experience and opportunity for a group of youthful Snow College geology students this past June. On a field trip they floated through Dinosaur National Monument along the Green River through Lodore Canyon studying the 360-degree views of geology in action. Action to them, still life for the rest of us who are naïve to the mysteries of geology.
Why does this river flow faster rather than get wider in Lodore canyon? What scars from the past now take our breath away? How to make sense of the strata, the layered complexion of cliff faces? What’s the story of the beach beneath your feet along this river? So many unanswered questions to explore and explain. An educational field trip dream.
In a blog, students share their observations, insights, and knowledge applied and gleaned along this historic and scenic “trail.” Snow College Blog – Geology Field Trips