11 August 2011

What I did this summer:

Posted by Jessica Ball

Went to work at a not-so-super-secret government lab:

Got in touch with my inner river rat:

The Rio Grande "Racetrack" below Taos

Did a little caving:

Interior of the Soda Dam near Jemez Springs, NM

Experienced a natural disaster (not good for my particular natural hazard research, by the way):

Smoke from the Las Conchas Fire rising over Los Alamos

Fire in the Jemez Mountains

Explored some ruins:

A kiva at Pecos National Historic Monument

Split a few rocks:

The mine works at the Harding Pegmatite Mine

Drove through a volcano:

Valle Grande in the Valles Caldera (with scorch marks on the grass from wildfire)

This sign has become a little superfluous.

Drove up a volcano:

Capulin Volcano near Raton, NM

View from the top of Capulin, looking out over the Raton-Clayton volcanic field

Put 5,000 miles on the car:

On the way to Colorado Springs

Took in some scenery:


And came across a W&M alum a bit west of where he’s usually seen:

Watching over the Museum of Westward Expansion in St. Louis

...and on the campus of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA