GEOL 107 Students: Field Trip Information

The following field trip information is for students enrolled in GEOL 107.

Geology 107: Geologic Field Studies -- Death Valley
Patrick Smith; Geology Instructor Menifee Campus

We will meet at the flagpole near the library at 8:00 AM on Friday November 2nd on the Menifee campus.  There will be an insurance document that you will need to complete before getting on the bus.  Syllabii will be distributed at that time.

We will be staying overnight for the duration of the trip at the Furnace Creek group campground.  We can be reached by calling the Death Valley National Monument Ranger Station at Furnace Creek.

We will stop for dinner at a small restaurant in Death Valley both nights for those who want to eat out.  Breakfasts is on your own.  Bring fruits, oatmeal, cookies, etc. for your breakfasts.  We will stop for lunch at a small grocery store the first day and small hamburger place the second day.  All those who wish to eat in the campground on their own bring appropriate food and cooking supplies.

Bring a swimming suit and towel to swim in the mineral water swimming pool one evening.  A list of appropriate camping gear is provided below.  The geology department has seven tents available on a reservation bases.  Call  me or Terri Bennett (geology TA) at the Menifee Campus to reserve a tent.

Field trip participants must wear hiking shoes and long pants for safety.

money for food
drinking water/energy drink
sleeping bag
air mattress and pump
long sleeved shirt (prevent sunburn)
suntan lotion
toiletry (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
pencil and notebook
personal medications