Missouri State University
Department of Geography, Geology, and Planning

Missouri State


MARCH, 2009

Drs. Plymate, Mickus, Gouzie and Damon Bassett led the annual GLG 360 field trip to the Colorado Plateau. The trip included 32 students and we traveled throughout the Colorado Plateau studying in great detail the stratigraphy, structure and geomorphology of the region. Highlights included Colorado National Monument, Arches National Park, Canyonlands, Mesa Verde NP, DeadHorse Point, Goosenecks of the San Juan, Monument Valley, a hike down the Grand Canyon, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest NP.

Some of the sights we saw are shown on the following 4 pages. Pictures were obtained from everybody on the fieldtrip.

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Colorado National Monument from our first campground

Sam giving a talk about Colorado National Monument

Our Group at Fisher Towers

Tessa and Babs trying to figure out the structures near the entrance of Arches NP

Chuck and Will balancing a rock in Arches NP

Hiking up to Windows Arch



On the trail to Double Arch

A very windy day at Delicate Arch

A closeup of Delicate Arch



Deadhorse Point

Deadhorse Point

At Canyonlands



Trevor giving a talk about Canyonlands

Trevor getting a closeup of Canyonlands


Dr. Plymate explaining the origin of Upheaval Dome in Canyonlands NP





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