A Geologic Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Grand Canyon
It's filling up fast!
April 22-29, 2004
Lee's Ferry to Diamond Creek
8 days, 7 nights
U.S. Geology Survey (emeritus),
Ivo has been in, through, and around the Grand Canyon since 1963, when he started his Ph.D dissertation in the upper Lake Mead area under the tutelage of Eddie McKee. His interests include continental extension (from the perspective of Colorado Plateau-Basin and Range interface); uplift of the Colorado Plateau; history of Grand Canyon and Colorado River; and Cenozoic/Quaternary geology, geomorphology, and processes, especially as applied to southwestern drainage systems.
Even though the stately succession of strata that form the imposing walls of the Grand Canyon will by no means be ignored, the geologic focus of this raft trip will be more on processes operating within the Canyon, its Quaternary geology and geomorphology, and the inter-relation between the activities of the Colorado River and those of humans, including thorny subjects of current interest and unexpected insights into the activities of prehistoric Puebloan farmers.
Non-geologists on this trip will be treated to many talks presented in non-technical language and designed to make them aware of the wonderful stories Earth has to tell. The purpose of the trip is to learn, travel through some of the most remarkable scenery on Earth, enjoy good companionship, and have fun.
$2,875 - GSA members
$2,975 - nonmember spouses
$3,125 - nonmembers
A $300 deposit is due with your reservation and is refundable through February 15, less a $50 processing fee. The total balance is due February 15. Minimum: 14. We are holding 14 spaces. Any additional spaces will be based on availability.
If you would like to participate in this trip, we recommend that you register today.
Included: Guidebooks to the river; geologic guide; ground transportation from Las Vegas to and from the river; waterproof bags for clothes; life jacket; camping gear, including a two-person tent, sleeping bag and pad, and eating utensils; all river meals; and soft drinks on the river.
Not included: Airfare to and from Las Vegas; nights and meals in Las Vegas; alcoholic beverages.
Please fill out the GeoVentures Registration Form (PDF format - requires Acrobat Reader) and return to GSA.