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Geology field trip

This was a trip from El Paso to Alamogordo then up through Cloud Croft to Carlsbad and the Guadalupe Mountains. This was a class and there was very little time to capture "scenery". I still had to carry my camera and squeeze in a few shots between marches and lectures.
Mississippian mound in the foreground.
Mississippian mound in the foreground.
Late arrival at White Sand NP. We missed sunset by minutes but views were still spectacular.
Late arrival at White Sand NP. We missed sunset by minutes but views were still spectacular.
Road cut on Hwy 82 just east of Alamogordo NM
Road cut on Hwy 82 just east of Alamogordo NM
Cool, real slickensides! Hwy 82 road cut
Cool, real slickensides! Hwy 82 road cut
Finning upward sequence in the Hwy 82 road cut
Finning upward sequence in the Hwy 82 road cut
More fossils (Fusulinids) Hwy 82 road cut
More fossils (Fusulinids) Hwy 82 road cut
Incised channel in the Hwy 82 road cut
Incised channel in the Hwy 82 road cut
Getting a lecture in a canyon off hwy 82 between Alamogordo and Cloud Croft NM
Getting a lecture in a canyon off hwy 82 between Alamogordo and Cloud Croft NM
hwy 82 canyon
hwy 82 canyon
Hiking in the canyon, Alamogordo and White Sands in the distance
Hiking in the canyon, Alamogordo and White Sands in the distance
Arrival at the Guadalupes after a night in Carlsbad
Arrival at the Guadalupes after a night in Carlsbad
Williams Ranch house
Williams Ranch house
Sandy channel West face of the Guadalupe Mountains (Williams Ranch Trail)
Sandy channel West face of the Guadalupe Mountains (Williams Ranch Trail)
Some cross bedding in the sands
Some cross bedding in the sands
Williams Ranch Trail
Williams Ranch Trail
Lunch break on the West side of the Guadalupes
Lunch break on the West side of the Guadalupes
View from the lunch stop on the Williams Ranch Trail
View from the lunch stop on the Williams Ranch Trail
West face of the Guadalupe Mountains
West face of the Guadalupe Mountains
Williams Ranch Trail
Williams Ranch Trail
Williams Ranch Trail
Williams Ranch Trail
Williams Ranch Trail
Williams Ranch Trail
Williams Ranch Trail
Williams Ranch Trail
Leaving the Williams Ranch
Leaving the Williams Ranch
Panorama at Sitting Bull Falls
Panorama at Sitting Bull Falls
Sitting Bull Falls stop
Sitting Bull Falls stop
View from Capitan Reef Trail
View from Capitan Reef Trail
View from Capitan Reef Trail
View from Capitan Reef Trail
View from Capitan Reef Trail
View from Capitan Reef Trail
High point of the trip (literally) on top of the Capitan Reef in Guadalupe Mountains NP.
High point of the trip (literally) on top of the Capitan Reef in Guadalupe Mountains NP.
On top of the Capitan reef
On top of the Capitan reef
On top of the Capitan reef
On top of the Capitan reef
Stop on Queens Hwy I believe
Stop on Queens Hwy I believe
TeePee structure on Dark Canyon Road
TeePee structure on Dark Canyon Road
Stop on Dark Canyon Road
Stop on Dark Canyon Road
Stop on Dark Canyon Road
Stop on Dark Canyon Road
Stop on Hidalgo rd
Stop on Hidalgo rd
Mortars or Metates (grinding holes for acorns, mesquite beans and such)
Mortars or Metates (grinding holes for acorns, mesquite beans and such)
Road cut in hwy 62/180
Road cut in hwy 62/180
Road cut hwy 62/180 (West side)
Road cut hwy 62/180 (West side)
Road cut hwy 62/180
Road cut hwy 62/180
View of Guadalupes from the salt flats on hwy 62/180
View of Guadalupes from the salt flats on hwy 62/180
Salt flats and Hwy 62/180
Salt flats and Hwy 62/180
View of the Guadalupe Mountains from the flats on hwy 62/180
View of the Guadalupe Mountains from the flats on hwy 62/180