Sharing the campsite with a bunch of geologists

The SNU was expecting a nice quiet camping weekend out away from it all. The sheep were OK and interesting. The Summer Geology Field Camp was something else.

At the University of Nevada, Reno, the geology majors put in an extensive hands-on geology experience in the field for six weeks. The students get up close and personal with Great Basin geology and the life of a field geologist.

So it was a bit of a surprise to see Prof. Rich Schweickert and his assistants and forty or so students arrive en masse late Friday evening to set up a Unionville base camp. They had left one Suburban out somewhere with a blown motor but were able to shift loads and get everyone to camp safe and sound. Some of the students from eastern universities were getting their first experience of what Nevada was all about. A lot of the students were obviously more into geology than camping.

Not often a rally is overrun by a hoard of twenty something college kids — Made for an interesting experience.

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