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Great Britain: In the Footsteps of Revolutionary Science

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Some Sites in Great Britain: In the Footsteps of Revolutionary Science Get the geologic story behind some of Great Britain's most famous and significant sites, including William Smith's revolutionary 1815 geologic "map that changed the world."

Durango & Silverton Railroad

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  Durango & Silverton Railroad, SW Colorado Take SW Colorado's iconic narrow-gage railroad along the spectacular Animas River!

Northern California Coast & Redwoods

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Northern California Coast & Redwoods Discover the geologic story that shaped this scenic wonder from Oregon to Fort Bragg.

Southern Oregon Coast

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  Southern Oregon Coast Take one of America's great road trips!

Gallatin River Canyon, Montana

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  Gallatin River Canyon near Big Sky, Montana Explore one of the West's most beautiful river canyons!

Big Sky, Montana

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  Big Sky, Montana Discover the unique bedrock that shaped this northern Rockies treasure!

Borah Peak, Idaho West

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Borah Peak, Idaho - West Side Discover how continental shelf mud ended up atop Idaho's highest peak and site of a M7 earthquake in 1983!

England: The Birth of Modern Geology

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In the Footsteps of William Smith, Father of Modern Geology William Smith's 1815 geologic map of England and Wales revolutionized geology

M6.5 Stanley, Idaho Earthquake

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M6.5 Stanley, Idaho Earthquake March 31, 2020

4 Amazing Places in Germany

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Koln, Hamburg, Berlin, Neuschwanstein Castle -- a Taste of Germany

Germany: Fossils

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Some of Germany's Best Fossils See dinosaurs, flying archaeopteryx, echinoderms, and even homo erectus !

Rhine River, Germany

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Take a geologic boat trip down Germany's Romantic Rhine River Cruise by castles from Mainz to Koblenz in this UNESCO World Heritage area!

Rome

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Rome, Italy A geologic perspective you won't find anywhere else!

Lemhi Canyon 1 - Eightmile Canyon

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Eightmile Canyon, Lemhi Mountains, Idaho A perfect off-road getaway!

Switzerland: Glarus Thrust

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Switzerland's Glarus Thrust Fault Explore one of the Alps' most significant geologic structures, a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Switzerland: Aletsch Glacier

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Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland Explore the Alps' longest glacier!

Switzerland: Lauterbrunnen Valley

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Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland Explore the Alpine valley that Yosemite wants to be when it grows up!

Switzerland: The Matterhorn

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Switzerland: The Matterhorn Explore the oceanic and continental crust that collided at one of the world's most scenic spots!

Canyonlands National Park, Utah - part 1

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Canyonlands National Park, Utah - part 1 Featuring Dead Horse Point and Mineral Bottom Road

Arches National Park - Part 2

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Arches National Park - Part 2 The back (north) half Explore the world-famous arches and discover their geologic stories!

Arches National Park

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Arches National Park, Part 1 The Front Half There's a lot more natural magic to explore at Arches than just the arches!

Dinosaur National Monument, Utah

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Dinosaur National Monument, Utah Discover this truly unique, phenomenal geologic site!

Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawaii

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Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawaii Visit the 13,803 foot summit of the world's biggest volcano on the island of Hawaii!

Kilauea, Hawaii Eruption 2018, Part 2

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Kilauea, Hawaii Lower East Rift Zone Eruption 2018, Part 2 Part 2:  The Effects & Some Perspective

Kilauea,Hawaii Eruption, 2018

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Kilauea, Hawaii Eruption 2018 Part 1:   A look at the lava flows and damage

Kilauea, Hawaii

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Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Above)  Kilauea Iki erupting in 1959.  (USGS photo) Got a bucket list?  Make sure Kilauea is on it!  We'll visit the best things to see at Kilauea, Hawaii, the most active volcano on Earth -- and part of the biggest volcano and biggest mountain on Earth! For more on the 2018 eruption, please see my other posts.

Kilauea by Air and Sea

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Kilauea, Hawaii by Air and Sea Explore the world's most active volcano, Kilauea, by helicopter and boat to see the action up close. Feeling, smelling, touching, hearing the eruption will forever change you! This trip took place before the amazing eruptions of 2018.  

Death Valley - Badwater Area

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Death Valley Part 1 -- Badwater Area Explore the lowest place in the western hemisphere!

Wyoming: Thermopolis & Wind River Canyon

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Wyoming: Thermopolis & Wind River Canyon Explore the extraordinary hot springs and colorful strata!

Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming

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Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming See some of America's best unspoiled landscape created by spectacular geologic events!

Grand Canyon Rafting - part 4

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Grand Canyon Rafting - part 4 Havasu Creek to Vulcan's Throne Landslides and Lava Flows

Grand Canyon Rafting - part 3

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Grand Canyon Rafting - part 3 Blacktail Canyon to Havasu Creek

Grand Canyon Rafting - part 2

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Grand Canyon Rafting - part 2 The Basement

Grand Canyon Rafting - part 1

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Grand Canyon Rafting - part 1 Lee's Ferry to Little Colorado River A true bucket-list trip that you will never forget!

Beartooth Highway, Montana, Part 2

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Beartooth Highway, Montana, Part 2 Explore the high-country geology along one of America's most scenic roads!

Beartooth Highway, Montana, Part 1

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Beartooth Highway, Montana, Part 1 Explore the spectacular high-country geology of one of America's most scenic roads!

North Cascades National Park & Oso Landslide

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North Cascades & Oso Landslide  See some of America's best scenery at Mt. Adams and North Cascades National Park in Washington!

California Landslides & Floods

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California Landslides & The Great Flood of 1964 Discover where & why California has so many landslides, and learn about the biggest flood ever - the Great Christmas Flood of 1964!

Oroville Dam

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Oroville Dam, California At 770 feet, this is America's tallest dam, and one of the largest earthen dams in the world. It's the cornerstone of California's water system.

Mouth of the Columbia River

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Mouth of the Columbia River "Graveyard of the Pacific" Explore the biggest river on the Pacific Coast, the goal of explorers for two centuries, and the graveyard for over 2000 ships! The Columbia River is a major shipping route, and as such is lined with industrial facilities all the way to Portland. But in these green hills, even docks and warehouses look pretty good!

City of Rocks, Idaho

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City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho See two granite bodies a billion years apart eroded into spectacular towers and ridges -- on the California pioneer trail!

Yosemite's Tioga Pass Road

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Yosemite National Park's Tioga Pass Road Explore the glaciated granite of the high country on the High Sierra's best road!

Northern California Coast 3

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Best Geological Sites on the Northern California Coast - Part 3 Ferndale - Mattole Road - Cape Mendocino -   Tectonic Triple Junction - Eel River - Point Arena

Northern California Coast 2

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Geological Sites on Northern California Coast - Part 2 Discover tectonic plate collision geology in the Crescent City region!

Northern California Coast 1

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Northern California Coast See cool geologic sites that you may overlook otherwise!

Glacier National Park

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Glacier National Park, Montana Visit one of America's most spectacular landscapes, and home to one of the world's most incredible roads!

Burney Falls, California

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Burney Falls, Northern California Bet you couldn't name California's most beautiful waterfall -- 129-foot hybrid river/aquifer Burney Falls between the Lassen and Shasta volcanoes!

25 Amazing Geological Places

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25 Amazing Geological Places Discover the surprising facts behind 25 beautiful geological sites!

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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Grand Teton National Park Discover the amazing geologic story behind one of America's most scenic places!