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#377: How to Explore the Geology of the Earth from Above
In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Mary Caperton Morton, best selling author of the book "Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks", about exploring all of the wonders the earth has to offer.
Mary will fill us in on her adventures of hiking in all 50 states, the various rock formations, craters and glaciers that she has seen.
She'll tell us about how you may be missing out on some great adventures right in your own backyard and give you some tips on how you can travel the landscape for very little cost.
This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!
◾ Looking at the geographical landscape of planet earth from the above
◾ The wonders of the Grand Canyon
◾ Seeing wonders of earth could be as simple as putting on a good pair of hiking boots and walking out your door
◾ Travel tips to explore the world so you don't break the bank account
◾ Understanding the importance of the "Leave no trace principal"
◾ What are forest roads and how to recognize them while you are hiking
◾ Park rangers are a wealth of information
◾ Dispersed Camping
◾ Appalachian trail
◾ The 3 places you must see
◾ The Blonde Coyote
◾ Signed Copy of "Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks"
◾ The National Geographic Adventure Atlas
Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A roving correspondent for EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she also writes the popular blog Travels with the Blonde Coyote and her first book Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters and Peaks will be published by Timber Press in October.
In her ten years as a road-warrior nomad, Mary hiked in all 50 states. When she’s not at the keyboard she can usually be found outside — hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.
About the blog name: The Blonde Coyote is my trail name, which I use to sign trail logs and summit registers. Like most good trail names, mine was given to me by a fellow hiker after many long, hard miles. The Blonde Coyote also pays tribute to one of my favorite non-human traveling companions: a deaf coyote-cattledog hybrid named Freckles who was a great ally in my desert wanderings around rural New Mexico.
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