For the moment I am going to post images with a few captions & update the post on Monday with more details, but for now ….
I’m driving the GMC Yukon … great car, I could get used driving this.
On our way to breakfast, I could not help but take a morning sunrise over looking “downtown” Borrego Springs.
At Font’s Point we took the official group picture.
Overlooking the valley at Font’s Point, Dr. Whitmore opened the scriptures and shared with us somethings he is studying with Christ being tempted in the desert for 40 days & nights and the correlation with Moses in the wondering in the desert for 40 years.
Dr. Steve Austin shares with use at Font’s Point and begins laying out the important areas & information in the Anza-Borrego Desert.
I am fascinated with the plant life in the desert.
There was some sort of off road vehicle rally going on because we saw jeeps of every type & huge RV’s pulling off road vehicles.
April & Chelsey holding up a large rock.
We headed to Calcite Mine & Slot Canyon in the SUV’s but the terrain was to much and we had to stop half way there. It did not stop anyone from looking at the rocks & formations & for Dr. Austin to the opportunity to teach.
As Dr. Austin always says, “boulder boulder on the ground tell us something real profound”. Dr. Austin and students measuring the diameter of a boulder near the calcite mine. Using the diameter of the boulder, students can calculate the depth and velocity of the flow which transported these rocks.
Students looking at an interesting reddish mineral in a piece of granite.
I have no idea what is in store for Day 3 … but it will be another early start.