Geology 181: Geology of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks-October 7-9, 2016

Great Western Divide from Moro Rock

Even though it lies in our own back yard, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are a national treasure. Their unique combination of alpine peaks, meadows, giant trees, granite outcrops, and glacial features gives the parks a rare beauty, and a marvelous opportunity to learn about geology that can be seen nowhere else in the world.

It should be understood that this trip will be a rigorous test of your patience and health. There will be several long drives, and conditions may become harsh, and rain, snow, and extreme cold are serious possibilities. The success of the trip will depend on your amiability and willingness to put up with inclement conditions.

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