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A Geology Road Trip


Now - April 6, 2013

Trip is Full. Please e-mail AdultEduc@dbg.org to be placed on a wait list.

Saturday | 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Trip Limit: 10

Trip Leader

  • Ken Furtado


The greater metropolitan Phoenix area is called the Valley of the Sun, but do you know why? Or why the Mogollon Rim is a literal rim around that valley? Learn how the famous Papago Park "Hole in the Rock" got to be there, view spheroidal weathering, volcanic plugs, basalt and aplite dikes, fault lines, and other examples of the processes that shaped the Valley of Sun. Join Garden instructor Ken Furtado as he takes us past Sunflower, around Roosevelt Lake, into Globe, and back to Phoenix via Apache Junction. We will stop at various points along the way to get a closer look at the rocks and to make brief treks of one-quarter mile or less. Lunch will be on your own in Globe, and arriving back at the Garden mid-afternoon. Includes transportation from the Garden.

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