These two however seem to be moving more toward biology study.
A group shot while out on a little field trip.
Dr. Taylor tells it like it is on this wide flood flat.
Class is back in session.
It looks like the intro to some TV show... some take off from "Friends."
And then, class is dismissed and there is a mad dash to the boats.
The class gathers at the top and gets a good perspective for the changes of the land around them.
Dr. Taylor points out the massive land slide that came crashing down and may have dammed the river to form a lake, and eventually the Whitehorse Rapids that we are about to go rafting down.
Dr. Taylor claims to have grown up around some Italians, and hence makes extensive use of his hands while lecturing.
Dr. Taylor referes to his extensive field guide. Mark does well to keep up.
Michelle is copious about taking notes.
At the first stop, an acid test is conducted to check the composition of the rock.
Next, class is back in session and the students work out flow and erosion rates and the such.
Roy and Mark take some time in the shade to study up.
Our first stop along the river is this slope side cut where we can get a good look at the strata that makes up the earth. The lighter lower half we soon find out will be the nearly ubiquitous John Day Formation... see if you can spot it in upcoming photos.