On a trip to Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve in Arco, Idaho we explored a lava tube cave. This present day cave served as a conduit for lava 2000 years ago; cooled lava rock (basalt) forms the walls, ceiling, and floor of the cave. The footage was shot with GoPro cameras carried by students; one camera was on a chest mount and the other a head mount.
Jointed 28 Ma granites from the Twin Sisters Campground in the City of Rocks, Idaho. Features horizontal and vertical jointing, tafoni, and panholes. Also features poor drone piloting at the end.
GoPro footage from a remote drone shot where Red Creek joins the Hoback River. The talus slope contains blocks of Mississippian Madison limestone as well as Pennsylvanian Tensleep sandstone. The anticline across the river is asymmetric and a drag fold; mostly the Tensleep formation is visible. Finally there are highly tilted layers of the Triassic Chugwater formation, deformed by the Bear Thrust Fault. Further away from the fault itself although hard to see in the video are well preserved ripple marks in the Chugwater Fm.
One student wore a GoPro camera on a chest harness to record both the hike up the mountain and the discussions as his group learned to located specific points on the map.
Mt. Ann is located directly behind camp at an elevation of 7444 ft, camp is at 6113 ft. The hike takes a bit over an hour. The following video is shot by GoPro cameras attached to a flying drone. The people at the end beginning their hike down are some of the Intro Geology students.
On Thursday June 5, 2014 the students traveled to Pinedale WY to observe evidence of two different glaciations. It was too windy to fly the remote drone with the cameras, so the only footage is from handheld cameras.