Join UC Davis students and faculty on their journey of science, education and discovery down the Colorado River. Virtually join the hike along a ridgeline toward the Unkar Delta overlook, where this group of UC Davis graduate students has been promised stunning views of archaeological ruins and the Colorado River’s Unkar Rapid.
Just a few feet in and already the view is not too shabby. One of the class’ instructors, Sarah Yarnell, points out the sandbars, widening canyon and river below. She launches into a talk about the fan-eddy complex, which is one of the most influential natural forces of the Colorado River. When debris — like sediment, cobbles and boulders — flows down a tributary and spills into the main channel it creates a debris fan, not to mention some thrilling rapids and vertical drops.
You can get more detais about the trip, including the exact map on UC Davis website.
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