A Brief Blog Profile: Geotripper
The government shutdown in Washington has shone an unfortunate spotlight on a number of things. A huge number of my friends have been furloughed and are wandering around DC, taking advantage of the shutdown freebies and deals that stores and restaurants are offering federal workers.
Then there are the national parks and sites that have been closed across the country. And I've noticed on social media, this appears to have been almost "the final straw."
The ripple effect of what's happening in Washington is the reason I sought out today's blog to profile. Geotripper provides "news and views from the geologic realm."
Teacher and blogger Garry Hayes recently wrote that due to the recent federal government shutdown, he's having to retool a planned overnight field studies trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon. In this post, he writes about hitting the road and going to unexpected places.
Hayes teaches geology at Modesto Junior College. He's also a former president of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Far Western Section.
"I have led field trips all over the western United States, and a few excursions overseas, but my homebase is the Sierra Nevada, the Great Valley, and the Coast Ranges of California," Hayes writes.
I also really enjoyed this blog post on Seeing Volcanoes Inside and Out: Exploring California's Volcanoes.
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