Eight weeks on foot through the Grand Canyon: a geologic perspective

Presentation: “Eight weeks on foot through the Grand Canyon: a geologic perspective” by James Mauch, WY State Geological Survey

April 2nd (Tuesday), 6 p.m., Social half-hour; please join us from 5:30-6:00 to enjoy free soft drinks and appetizers before our talk begins!

Live at the Teton County Library & Via Zoom (online)

The Grand Canyon is a globally recognized landscape famous for its scenic beauty and geologic heritage. The vast majority of visitors to Grand Canyon National Park travel to developed areas at the rim, and only a fraction venture below the rim—usually by hiking on designated trails or boating the Colorado River. Still fewer visitors travel beyond the trail and river corridors through the 94% of the park’s acreage that is managed for its wilderness character. While the landmarks around the visitation corridors are well known, there are equally remarkable geologic features in the vast backcountry of the Grand Canyon that few people see. This talk will weave together the story of a 57-day below-the-rim hike through the Grand Canyon completed in the fall of 2023, with documentation and vignettes of noteworthy geology encountered along the way. Emphasis will be placed on features and sites that, while lesser known, are fundamental to both the geologic history and aesthetic grandeur of this landscape.

Topic: Eight weeks on foot through the Grand Canyon: a geologic perspective

Time: Tuesday April 2nd, 2024 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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