Learn Local Geology with Glaciers of Lake, Summit & Eagle Counties
Learn about the glaciers of Lake, Summit & Eagle Counties from Dr. Vince Matthews, one of the top experts in the field of geology. Dr. Matthews is leading two continuing education classes – Glaciers of Lake County and Glaciers of Summit and Eagle Counties. Never look at this region’s scenic beauty the same way again. To register for Glaciers of Lake, Summit & Eagle Counties please call Mary at (719)486-4292.
Glaciers of Lake County is offered on July 16th, 8:30am – 5pm, at CMC Leadville. Cost is $50
Leadville’s spectacular scenery reflects a time when ice covered and formed much of the landscape. It was a time of valleys filled with thousands of feet of ice; of 600-foot-deep lakes forming, then catastrophically emptying in a day. Learn to read the signs of this classic glacial terrain in the field. Generations of geologists all over America have studied Turquoise Lake in their classrooms. Now you can study its marvels first hand. Follow the glacially dammed lake from Malta to Buena Vista. Experience periglacial features such as patterned ground, rock glaciers, and sackungen. You will never look at our scenic beauty the same after this day. To register for Glaciers of Lake County please call Mary at (719)486-4292.
Glaciers of Summit & Eagle Counties is offered July 25 OR August 13, 8:30am-5pm, at CMC Leadville. Cost is $75
This course will view beautifully displayed, glacial features in the field from Leadville to Camp Hale, Minturn, Vail, Dillon, and Fremont Pass. Wonderful examples from two periods of glaciation of lateral, terminal, and recessional moraines. Cirques, aretes, U-shaped valleys, roche moutennee, and ice-fields. To register for Glaciers of Summit & Eagle Counties please call Mary at (719)486-4292.
About the Instructor/Tour Guide. Dr. Vince Matthews has taught at five different institutions of higher education, holding tenure at two. He was the State Geologist of Colorado and Director of the Colorado Geological Survey. He is Senior Author of the multiple-award-winning book “Messages in Stone– Colorado’s Colorful Geology” and compiler of “A Tourist Guide to Colorado Geology.” He does daily postings at Leadville Geology on Facebook that is followed by people in 44 countries.