Geology Sed Strat Spring Break DAY 1

So begins a week long journey documenting Dr. Whitmore and his Sedimentary & Stratigraphy geology class. We will be spending a fair amount of time in and around Dinosaur National Monument in Utah observing and studying depositional processes and history.

Dr. Whitmore started the morning off with devotions referencing Ex 17 & Num. 20.

Dr. Whitmore started the morning off with devotions referencing Ex 17 & Num. 20.

After driving out of Salt Lake city, we stopped alongside the road to see the landslide that destroyed Thistle, Utah in 1983.

After driving out of Salt Lake city, we stopped alongside the road to see the landslide that destroyed Thistle, Utah in 1983.

As we traveled on US6 on our way to Vernal, Utah, we stopped several times along the road to observe various strata and sedimentary structures.

As we traveled on US6 on our way to Vernal, Utah, we stopped several times along the road to observe various strata and sedimentary structures.

We stopped for lunch and then walked along a nice outcrop that showed classic Bouma sequence..

We stopped for lunch and then walked along a nice outcrop that showed classic Bouma sequence..

Dr. Whitmore gives a short lesson on how to use a Brunton Compass.

Dr. Whitmore gives a short lesson on how to use a Brunton Compass.

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We stopped outside of Duchesne, Utah on US 191. while Dr. Whitmore & students took a look at the oil shale deposits on one side of the road, I took some pictures of an abandoned cabin on the other side of the road.

We stopped outside of Duchesne, Utah on US 191. while Dr. Whitmore & students took a look at the oil shale deposits on one side of the road, I took some pictures of an abandoned cabin on the other side of the road.

In Vernal, Utah there are all kinds of dinosaurs around town.

In Vernal, Utah there are all kinds of dinosaurs around town.

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