After writing about field trips for 35 years, a science writer finally gets to go on one

 A 10-day breakneck tour of the Colorado Plateau taught her a little about rocks and a lot about the importance of seeing things for herself.

Queen Nefretiti in Arches National Park. Her head block may have been created by chance fractures and rock falls. Or her head may have been shifted from her body by an ancient earthquake. Geology is like that: full of unanswered questions just begging to be debated. For the inside story about the queen, see the slideshow to the right. Once a slide is open, hover over its upper right to progress to the next one.
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