Field Journal Geography 5 Jessica Esparza May 6, 2011
Fieldtrip One <ul><li>Cinder Hill, Fossil Falls, Mormon Rocks </li></ul><ul><li> April 2, 2011 </li></ul>
Cinder Hill is a large cinder cone volcano. It is between the Sierra Nevada and the Inyo-White Mountains. The volcano looks a reddish color because it is basaltic.
This picture shows hardened Lava Flow on a field, showing how the lava traveled.
Owens River Stream bed Taken by Rocio Villarreal
Fossil Falls is a waterfall that is connected to the Owens River, which was the product of melted glaciers coming from the Sierra Nevada Mts. The waterfall was created when the river traveled through the lava forming its unique look.
Metate Holes were created by pebbles flowing in the current and getting stuck in the basalt. They would swirl around creating the holes.
An Obsidian Flake is a piece of black glass that was used by Native American to make tools and weapons like arrowheads.
The Petroglyph, a prehistoric rock carving, was made thousands of years ago by Native Americans. It is believed to describe a hunting scene.
House Rings are rocks that are placed on the ground to form a circle. This circle is a base to their house. Native Americans usually stayed in this flat dry area during winter.
Mormon Rocks Formation is a sedimentary rock which is many pieces of rocks put together. It is evidence that the San Andreas fault runs under it causing the rocks to rise up.
The Granular Structure of Mormon rocks feels rough almost like sand paper. Its layers show a perfect record of weather including years with lots of rain and drought years.
This picture shows both a Stream bed and the San Andreas rift zone.
Field Trip Two <ul><li>Diaz Lake, Keoughs Hot Springs, Mt. Whitney Interagency Visitor Center, Mono Lake, Convict Lake, Owens River, Eastern California Museum and Manzanar. </li></ul><ul><li>April 15, 2011- April 17, 2011 </li></ul>
Diaz Lake is a pond that lies between the Sierra Nevada and Inyo-White Mountains. It was created by an earthquake along the Lone Pine Fault.
The Inyo-white Mountains have a distinctive vegetation in which allows Bristlecones to grow at the very top of the mountain.
This image shows the instructions to the Japanese when they arrived at Manzanar. I chose this picture because I thought it was very interesting to read everything the Japanese were allowed and not allowed to do.
Manzanar is a Japanese interment camp that is located in Owens Valley. Japanese Americans were forced here after the World War II.
The picture shows a concrete circle where Japanese that helped built the camp wrote their names.