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Traveling through Time

     I was a clueless California city girl when the professor leading our field trip pulled our van to a stop along the highway that leads through Zion National Park in southern Utah. We spilled out of the vehicles and … Continue reading

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Breakfast and a Newborn Basalt

The thing about lava is that it’s a lot harder to find than the movies lead you to believe. Sure, sometimes volcanoes explode in massive, deadly explosions, and sometimes there is actually some lava involved in such explosions. But more … Continue reading

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Bear Spray, Princesses, and the Wandering Mind

I recently took an amazing vacation to Alaska. We hiked (to glaciers, lakes, waterfalls), fished at the break of dawn (which is REALLY early in Alaska in the summer), flew to the wilderness, and generally spent our time doing, moving, … Continue reading

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A Search for Lava

Anyone who knows me has heard me “geek-out” about rocks. And 90% of those people have rolled their eyes when I tried to convince them that the absolute best major you can choose in college is to be a geologist. … Continue reading

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