Volcano Field Trip
Volcanologic Society of Sacramento
8-18 August 2005
Contents & Links:
PreTrip Update Includes latest itinerary--updated 4 August 2005
4 August. Updated Itinerary--a pdf file.
The actual trip varied considerably from this.
Volcanic Geology of Central Mexico - August 8-18, 2005
This year's field trip will be led by Dr. Horacio Ferriz, CSU Stanislaus. We will be looking at the geology of the southern Mexican Plateau, Sierra Madre Oriental, and the Gulf Coast Plain. Volcanoes extraordinaire along with trips to classic ancient Indian sites in the area.
Horacio Ferriz <hferriz at geology.csustan.edu> meet us at the airport
C.C. Plummer <PlummerCC at csus.edu> Mexicana 961, Arriving 4PM
Beth Strasser see Carlos Plummer Mexicana 961, Arriving 4PM
Brian Hausback<hausback at csus.edu> America West 486, Arriving 2:41PM
Barnett, Marcy <BarnettM at saccounty.net>America West 486, Arriving 2:41PM
Wagner, Dave <dwagner at consrv.ca.gov>Mexicana 961? ????
Lynn Johnson see Dave Wagner
Teasdale, Rachel <RTeasdale at exchange.csuchico.edu> AmericaWest/Arr. 6 AM
Bob Zierenberg<zierenberg at geology.ucdavis.edu> Mexicana 961, Arriving 4PM
Rolfe Erickson <rolfe.erickson at sonoma.edu> ???????????????
Ernie Lendenmann <KLendenmann at aol.com>Mexicana 961, Arriving 4PM!
Jim Jensen<jimjensen777 at comcast.net>Mexicana 961, Arriving 4PM
Rich Brown <rchbrwn6 at aol.com> ???????????
Steve Kuehn <kuehn at geology.csustan.edu> AmerWest 250/173, Arriving 2:41 PM
Robin Wham <whamstroud at comcast.net> America West 486, Arriving 2:41PM
Photos by Carlos Plummer 1959-2005:
Teotihuacan. Pyramid of the Moon as seen from the top of Pyramid of the Sun. 2000.
Beth Strasser on Pyramid of the Sun. 2000
Near Teotihuacan. Beer drinking burro. 1968
Ixtaccihuatl as seen from Amecameca. 1959
Ixtaccihuatl. Note the sleeping lady profile, with snowy head to left. Popocatepetl in distance. 2000
Popocatepetl seen from climbers shelter on Ixtaccihuatl. This is ~ 16,000 above sea level and most of the team had severe altitude sickness on this ascent of the mountain. October or November, 1959
Photo from the lowest summit of Ixta, the knees (Las Rodillas) of the sleeping lady. 1959
Ixxtaccihuatl Summits. 1959
Pico de Orizaba (Citlapetl) seen from Ixtaccihuatl at sunrise. It is some 80 miles away. It is the highest of Mexico's volcanoes and the 3rd highest mountain in North America (after McKinley[Denali] in Alaska and Mt. Logan in Canada). 1959
The summit of Pico de Orizaba (Citlapetl). I had reached the summit about 10 minutes earlier and got this shot of my companions (Gary Hemming & Sterling Neale) collapsing as they reached the summit. Hurricane in the Gulf meant miserable winds (clouds in background). Lack of oxygen made it tough. Crater is to the left. Fall, 1959
Popocatepetl on road back from Orizaba. 1959
Ixta (foreground) with normal cloud over it (its not erupting) and Popo (with minor ash eruption). The smoke indicates that Popo had just chosen a new Pope. 2000.