2019 Wild Wanderers - K/Pg Boundary

05/14/2019 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM MT

Description

K/Pg Boundary with Dr. Lou Taylor on Tuesday May 14, 2019

Mesas and Buttes and Plateaus oh my! Join Dr. Lou Taylor for a geologic journey from Dinosaur Ridge down to the K/Pg boundaries at Trinidad and Raton. Leaving Dinosaur Ridge's Visitor Center at 8:00 am sharp, we hop aboard the Dinosaur Ridge Time Machine and travel back in time 65 million years to view what's left of one of the largest and most recent extinction events.

Our tour includes a rollicking play-by-play of the geologic formations down I-25 from Castle Rock to Pueblo by Dr. Taylor. As we pull into Lake Trinidad State Park be ready to duck and cover as we talk about asteroids, climate change, and the end of the world as the dinosaurs knew it! After lunch we have persuaded Dr. Taylor to lead us on down the road to Raton to see a second and distinct boundary just outside of Raton before heading back to Dinosaur Ridge with an expected 6:00pm arrival home. (Commentary included all the way both directions non-stop, naps optional but not anticipated!)

 

Helpful Materials:                                                         

  • Camera                                                                               
  • Notebook / Pen                                                               
  • Lunch, or money for lunch                                   
  • Sturdy hiking boots (closed toe)
  • Sun Protection (hat, sunscreen, etc.)
  • An inquisitive mind

 

Ages:

  • 18+ - Must complete waivers
  • 14 to 17 - Must complete waivers and have a guardian signature
  • 13 and under - Must be accompanied by a guardian