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  • 1. Rocio Villarreal
    Geography 5
    Photo Journal
  • 2. Cinder Hill, Fossil Falls, and Mormon Rocks
    April 2,2011
    Field Trip #2
  • 3. April 2, 2011
    Cinder Hill
  • 4. Also known as Red Hill, it is one of 21 active volcanoes in the Coso Volcanic Range. Its last eruption was about 500 years ago.
    April 2, 2011
    Cinder Hill
  • 5. Lava flows are extrusive volcanic formations made up of basalt. Basalt is the dark colored lava, and its color was caused by the rapid cooling of the lava when it reached the earth’s surface.
    April 2, 2011
    Lava Flows
  • 6. Yellow Wildflower at Cinder Hill.
  • 7. April 2, 2011
    Fossil Falls
  • 8. Owens Stream bed near Fossil Falls. Water from Owens Lake used to run through here.
    April 2, 2011
    Owens Stream Bed
  • 9. Fossil Falls was sculpted by lava and water about 44o,000 years ago from the result of a violent eruption.
    April 2, 2011
    Fossil Falls
  • 10. Metate Holes were made by rocks that got stuck in lava, whirled around and carved a hole.
    April 2, 2011
    Metate Holes
  • 11. Obsidian is a black, glass-like, type of rock that Native Americans used to make arrowheads.
    April 2, 2011
    Obsidian Flakes
  • 12. Petroglyphs are writings on rocks that were drawn by Native Americans that lived around this area for about 10,000 years. This petroglyph contains a picture of big horn sheep and a Shaman.
    April 2, 2011
    Petroglyphs
  • 13. House rings were foundations for Native American homes.
    April 2, 2011
    House Ring
  • 14. April 2, 2011
    Rattlesnake Weed
  • 15. April 2, 2011
    Bluepine Bush
  • 16. April 2, 2011
    Mormon Rocks
  • 17. Mormon Rocks is a tilted fault block, made by the San Andreas Fault, which brings together the Pacific Plate with the North American Plate.
    April 2, 2011
    Mormon Rocks
  • 18. The Granular structure of Mormon Rocks is made up of sedimentary rock, and its layers show a perfect weather record of how much rain falls every year.
    April 2, 2011
    Granular Structure
  • 19. San Andreas fault brings together the Pacific Plate with the North American Plate.
    April 2, 2011
    San Andreas Rift Zone and Stream Bed
    San Andreas Rift Zone
    Stream bed
  • 20. The Yaka tree is related to Joshua trees.
    April 2, 2011
    Yaka Tree
  • 21. Diaz Lake, Mt. Whitney Interagency Visitors Center, Keoughs Hot Springs, Mono Lake, Convict Lake, Owens River, Eastern California Museum, and Manzanar
    April 15-17, 2011
    Field Trip #2
  • 22. April 15, 2011
    Diaz Lake
  • 23. Diaz lake was made by an 8.0+ earthquake in 1872. During the earthquake, the earth sank and the land started to fill up with water. It is also known as a sag pond.
    April 15, 2011
    Diaz Lake
    Diaz Lake
  • 24. The Lone Pine Fault is located next to Diaz lake.
    April 15, 2011
    Lone Pine Fault
    Sierra Nevada
    Aqueduct
    Lone Pine Fault
  • 25. Near Diaz Lake.
    April 15, 2011
    Cottonwood Tree
  • 26. April 15, 2011
    Mt. Whitney Interagency Visitors Center
  • 27. Mt. Whitney is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Its elevation is 14,505 ft. These mountains were formed by glaciers.
    April 15, 2011
    Mt. Whitney
    Mt. Whitney
  • 28. Inyo Mountains used to be underwater and were pushed up out of the ocean because of the plate tectonics. They were sedimentary rock but as time passed they began to dry up and it turned into metamorphic rock.
    April 15, 2011
    Inyo-White Mountains
    Inyo-White Mountains
  • 29. Alluvial Fan located in the Inyo-White Mountains.
    April 15, 2011
    Alluvial Fan
    Alluvial Fan
    Photo taken by: Jessica Esparza
  • 30. April 15, 2011
    Keoughs Hot Springs
  • 31. This stream is a hot spring, water is heated from the fault that lies underneath. When the water is heated, it rises up and runs through a creek.
    April 15, 2011
    Stream
  • 32. April 16, 2011
    Mono Lake
  • 33. Mono Lake has 2 islands, Negit and Paoha Island. Negit Island was a volcano and it last erupted about 800 years ago. Paoha Island rose from underneath the lake due to volcanic magma pushing up sediments above the surface of the lake.
    April 16, 2011
    Mono Lake
    Paoha Island
    Negit Island
    Mono Lake
  • 34. Mono Lake has been drying over the years, and it started to dry up even faster when Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power started to take the water from the streams that led up to Mono Lake. Today a few of those streams had been restored and allow some water to go back in to Mono Lake.
    April 16, 2011
    Mono Lake Shorelines
    Ancient Shoreline
    Old Shoreline
    Recent Shoreline
  • 35. April 16, 2011
    Swallow
  • 36. Tufas used to be underwater, they are made up of calcium, carbonate and lime, which were formed when fresh water and salt water meet. It also shows where streams used to meet the lake.
    April 16, 2011
    Tufa
  • 37. North America’s newest mountain range. It was made up by volcanoes, in which there are 110 in the area.
    April 16,2011
    Mono Crater
  • 38. April 16, 2011
    Convict Lake
  • 39. Convict Lake got its name when convicts were found after they had escaped from prison and later were hung by authorities in 1871.
    April 16, 2011
    Convict Lake
    Oldest Rock Formation
    Lateral Moraine
    Convict Lake
  • 40. A terminal is the sediment that was moved from it place by glaciers.
    April 16, 2011
    Terminal
    Terminal
  • 41. April 16, 2011
    Owens River
  • 42. This benchmark is found next to the Owens River, near Bishop, California.
    April 16, 2011
    Benchmark
  • 43. Swallow nests are found underneath this bridge above the Owens River.
    April 16, 2011
    Owens River with Swallows nests
    Swallows Nests
    Owens River
  • 44. Bristlecone trees are about 4500 years old and are the oldest living trees in the world.
    April 16, 2011
    Inyo-White Mountains with Bristlecones
    Bristlecones
    Inyo-White Mountains
  • 45. April 17, 2011
    Eastern California Museum
  • 46. I chose this picture because it is part of a model of what a Japanese Internment camp would look like. Now not very many are still standing.
    April 17, 2011
    Internment Camp
  • 47. April 17, 2011
    Manzanar
  • 48. Manzanar was one of ten labor camps in which people of Japanese decent were sent during World War II. About 110,000 men, women, and children lived here.
    April 17, 2011
    Manzanar War Relocation Center
  • 49. This is part of what is left of Manzanar. Most of its buildings and artifacts were removed from this camp and were used to build other buildings in the neighboring town, or sent to museums.
    April 17, 2011
    Manzanar Area
  • 50. In-Transit Photos
  • 51. Solar Power Plant
    April 2, 2011
  • 52. Koehn Lake
    Desert Playa
    April 2, 2011
  • 53. Doppler Radar Towers are used to measure wind.
    Doppler Radar Tower
    April 2, 2011
  • 54. Near Red Mountain, Rand Mining District.
    Mine Tailings
  • 55. April 2, 2011
    Garlock Fault
  • 56. April 2, 2011
    California Aqueduct
  • 57. Mojave Desert Wildflowers
    April 2, 2011
  • 58. April 15, 2011
    Cucamonga Alluvial Fan
    Cucamonga Alluvial Fan
  • 59. Desert Vegetation
    Joshua Tree
    Creosote
    April 15, 2011
  • 60. April 15, 2011
    Desert Vegetation
    Burroweed Grass
  • 61. April 15, 2011
    Owens Dry Lake
    Owens Dry Lake
  • 62. April 15, 2011
    SETI Towers