Rafting the Grand Canyon

This is the ultimate experience for a keen geologist: Seven days of rafting through 300 million years of flat-lying sedimentary rocks of the Palaeozoic era and an intriguing record of Precambrian sedimentary and crystalline rocks. I doubt if there is a better way to get introduced to all kinds of rocks (sedimentary, magmatic and metamorphic) and geological processes. This is in particular true if you have a knowledgeable guide who lets you experience the pure joy of being in this nature’s wonder. If you ever get the chance, don’t miss it!
This article appeared in Vol. 4, No. 5 - 2007


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