Bruh, Volcanoes

Authored by Not Wanderlust’s head geologist: Evan Dismukes
I should have prefaced my previous post with this, but I didn’t and now it’s even more relevant the further north we get. All volcanic activity on the west coast is a result of the Pacific Continental Plate being subducted underneath the North American Plate. This interaction is also what causes the earthquakes that occur from Argentina all the way to Alaska. I know I mentioned the possibility for tsunamis before when I was talking about Lake Tahoe, but when you see tsunami evacuation routes along the coast, that doesn’t mean “let the surfers have the best wave of their lives” it genuinely means “I hope you brought your floaties.”

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More Geology and More Geolology

Authored by Not Wanderlust’s head geologist: Evan Dismukes 
Yay Granite! I was finally able to stand on something that wasn’t just red sandstone. As we continued west, we drove through the heart of the Basin and Range province (a place I’d experienced during field camp), the SoCal coast (where I witnessed the oil production for myself) and north toward the rainforest. We have continued the tradition of rallying our Golf in places it shouldn’t be and witnessing the local “medicine” (of which doesn’t pertain to geology, so it’s not in this post).

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We’re Geology Rally Drivers Now

Authored by Not Wanderlust’s head geologist: Evan Dismukes



This week involved a lot of the same geology. The monotony drove me to occasional boredom and left me with some disappointments. But the trip’s not about me, it’s about hardcore geolology (yes, that’s spelled correctly). So, we kept on keeping on to all the different areas if nothing else but to admire other people’s road warrior camper setups.

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Like “Ask Paula” in the Newspaper, but Geology

Authored by Not Wanderlust’s head geologist: Evan Dismukes



Why is this called “‘Ask Paula’ like in the newspaper, but for Geology?” Because Cat told me I needed a title and gave me the line “‘Ask Paula’ like in the newspaper.” I thought that was a good way to show my affinity for not taking myself seriously while adding “but for Geology” so you would know what I actually intend to talk about. Now that is out of the way, I intend to write this as an introductory Geology of the National Parks so you can have a little more of a grasp on what you are seeing and touching rather than just “huh, rocks…when’s lunch?”

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