For once I am not discussing a trip I have taken...I am talking about a trip that you can take.
What will you see?
Six states: California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico,
Colorado, and Utah.
Eleven national parks: Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Mesa
Verde, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Pecos, Chaco Culture, Great
Basin, and Yosemite.
Eleven national monuments and preserves: Mojave, Wupatki,
Sunset Crater, Walnut Canyon, El Morro, El Malpais, Kashua-Katuwe, Bandelier, Jemez Caldera, Aztec, and Hovenweep
and many more state and tribal parks including the pueblos of New Mexico (Zuni, Acoma, Taos, and others!
If you are in the Modesto region, we will have an organizational meeting on Monday, April 23, at 7:00 at
MJC in Science 132 (East Campus). Previous experience in
geology, earth science or archaeology is recommended, but not required. You will need to be healthy enough to camp and deal with rugged terrain, although long hikes are not required (opportunities for hikes will be common, however). If you are not able to attend the meeting, please contact me, or our anthropology professor, Susan Kerr, and we will get in touch with the information that you will need.
The trip itinerary and basic information is on the web at http://virtual.mjc.edu/kerrs/Anthro_174/Anthropology_174.htm (Susan
Kerr's page) and at http://virtual.yosemite.cc.ca.us/ghayes/coloplat.htm (Garry