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Enjoying geology does not necessarily mean strenuous hikes. This day-long, easygoing field trip is literally out of a car with various stops along the northern Colorado Front Range from north of Boulder to the Wyoming state line, with the longest hike being ~1.6 km (1 mi) round trip. We will examine and discuss stratigraphic units and geologic features from the Precambrian to the Quaternary, including the Great Unconformity. Participants will see inclined strata and differential weathering; gravel-topped mesas and inverted topography; vegetation that relies on ancient volcanic ash; evidence of the Cretaceous Seaway; a fracking simulation in the Niobrara...

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