Day 3 – Anza-Borrego / Geology Trip

Day 3 we spent most of our day looking at the Sin Nombre Canyon.

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Dr. Austin explaining the stratified layers at the entrance to Canyon Sin Nombre.

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Discussing the mineralogy of the igneous dike (white vertical rock face) intruded in the surrounding metamorphic rock

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Daniel trying to escape the hot sun.

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April & Chelsea both had birthdays today.

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Dr. John Whitmore discussing rock unconformity with Matt.

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On our hike up in a hidden slot, we take a quick group photo.

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A lunch break & quick lesson about using Brunton compasses to determine strike and dip by Dr. Steve Austin at the top after an interesting walk up the slot.

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Metamorphic rocks tilted almost vertically in the Laguna Mtns. overlooking Anza-Borrego State Park.

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Towards the end of the day after a long drive we stopped at a beautiful overlook.

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We went to Dr. Steve Austin’s house for a wonderful steak dinner & celebrated Chelsea & Aprils birthday with cake … and pie.

Another long day.

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