Grandma, Z and I went for a lovely stroll to catch the last of the fall colors just over Sonora Pass and check out a Sardine Falls up close and personal for the first time. Laura needed some time to finish projects for her MS classes today and we had to get Z out of the house. What a perfect day! Temps in the 60’s at 9000’ and not another person on the trail!
The Relief Peak Formation (~10.39Ma andesitic block and ash tuffs) makes for a great backdrop on an autumn day. Check out Busby’s work to better understand the geology of this area!
I've finally had a bit of time to post pics from my hike to Poly Dome Lakes in early October. The trek is about 5.5 miles round trip, but I decided to go cross-country the first half of the hike to shave off some time and distance. The trail traverses some of the most beautiful examples of glacially created features in the park. There's polish, gouging, chatter marks, erratics, trim lines, and more! Take a gander a the entire photo journal above to see what I saw.
I was lucky enough to be invited to present at the 2018 Pacific Basin STEAM Conference in Hawaii back in mid-September. I learned a ton and also make a big impact on the teachers that attended my session. Here are some of the amazing photos I took while flying over (into the remnants of Hurricane Olivia) and back home.
Be sure to check out the entire photo album!
Ryan J Hollister - Geoscience & EnviroSci Educator, Avid hiker, Landscape photographer, WildLink Club Advisor, Central Valley Advocate.