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Trips & Tours: A Field Trip with Geologist Wayne Ranney
October 3 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nearly five million people visit the Sedona area and they come mostly for the spectacular scenery, another word for geology! On this trip, we will have geologist extraordinaire Wayne Ranney to explain the varied and interesting story of how the Sedona area and the Verde Valley came to be. We will travel via coach with Wayne pointing out interesting landscape features along the way and our first stop at Montezuma Well where we will take a short walk. Next we stop at the US Forest Service Red Rock Visitor Center to learn how the Red Rocks were formed. The Sedona Airport Overlook provides a wide panoramic view of the Sedona area and here we will enjoy. We will next get a view of the House Mountain volcano where Wayne made a geologic map and interpreted the volcano’s history. Wayne will provide commentary for much of the journey.
Note: Wayne is the author of “Sedona Through Time,” and “Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau,” two books that have captivated readers about the landscape.