Digging Into the Geology of the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of the most important, interesting, and awe-inspiring examples of the Southwest’s unique geology. For over a hundred years, it has captivated tourists, prospectors, and geologists alike. In the 1850s, Dr. John Strong Newberry started studying the geology of the Grand Canyon and the investigation has continued ever since, continually providing us with new information and insights about the Earth’s past.

Ready to build a solid foundation of geological knowledge ahead of your visit to the Grand Canyon? Let’s dig in.

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3 Things You’ll Find in Death Valley That You Won’t Find Anywhere Else in the USA

Death Valley may not sound like a particularly exciting place, but don’t let its name fool you. From its continuously shifting landscape to its vast array of wildlife and vegetation to the annual springtime proliferation of wildflowers, Death Valley is anything but dead.

Located in eastern California, east of the Sierra Nevada between the arid Great Basin and the Mojave Desert, Death Valley National Park is the largest national park in the lower 48 states at 3,000 square miles. It’s also the lowest, hottest, and driest area in North America – and that makes for a pretty interesting adventure.
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