On Sunday, February 18, 25 members of the Protectors of Tule Springs enjoyed a special members-only hike of Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument (TUSK) led by geologists Jeff Pigati and Kathleen Springer of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The group was given the opportunity to drive out to the far reaches of the Monument land and then hiked to several stops featured in the field guide that Kathleen Springer has developed for TUSK.
Jeff Pigati shared some of his research, studying the climate change represented in the Monument and how it may relate to other climactic events in the desert southwest and even the arctic ice core. The experience helped members to better understand the geology of the area and to expand their vocabulary of geological terms.
Additional drive/hikes will be planned in fall 2018.
One of the perks of membership with Protectors of Tule Springs is that members are invited to attend special members-only events like hikes and museum visits. Become a member today!