Allen Glazner grew up among citrus trees in Upland, California, and fell in love with mountains, deserts, and science as a child. He attended Pomona College, majoring in geology, earned a Ph.D. at UCLA, and took a faculty position at the University of North Carolina in 1981, where he has been ever since. He grew up watching monster movies and westerns and knew that those monsters and cowboys were out there in the desert. His research deals with volcanic rocks, granites, and plate tectonics, and he works all over eastern California, including Yosemite, the Mojave Desert, and Owens Valley. He has coauthored three popular books on California’s geology: Geology Underfoot in Southern California, Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park, and, most relevant to Lone Pine, Geology Underfoot in Owens Valley and Death Valley.
Saturday October 6th from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
First tour to leave directly after the introductory presentation
Owens Valley hosts one of the most dramatic landscapes on Earth, and that landscape is pure geology. On this tour we will examine some of the geologic features and forces that built this landscape, including granites, glaciers, faults, and earthquakes. Stops will include granite fins in the Alabama Hills, the fault that produced the great 1872 Lone Pine earthquake, and evidence for the chain of lakes that occupied Owens Valley during glacial times, not long ago.
Tour #1: Saturday October 6th 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tour #2: Saturday October 6th 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Books from Allen will be in the Museum store. He will also be autographing books- see Museum or Ticket office for schedule.
Geology Underfoot in Owens Valley and Death Valley
Geology Underfoot in Southern California,
Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park