Geology with Bill Witherspoon
Sept 15, 2-4:30 PM
SAVE THE DATE: Registration opens Aug 25!
Bill Witherspoon, co-author of Roadside Geology of Georgia (www.georgiarocks.us, www.facebook.com/RoadsideGeologyGA), leads us to the geologic wonders of East Palisades/Indian Trail. Walk to one of the metro area’s largest natural rock faces exposing our most typical rock type, biotite gneiss. Along the trail are outcrops of the tough rock, quartzite, which is responsible for the steep walls of Chattahoochee Palisades gorge. At the top of the Palisades, overlooking Devil’s Racecourse Shoals, the work the Chattahoochee has done shaping the landscape is impressive. The two-mile, moderate walk has one steep up-hill climb. Ages 10 and up. No dogs, please. Limit: 20
Guide: Dr. Bill Witherspoon and Dr. Pamela Gore co-authored the popular guide, Roadside Geology of Georgia, a full-color volume on Georgia's wonders, from the coast to the mountains: landscapes, rocks, minerals, fossils, and the human stories geology has shaped. Dr. Witherspoon taught geology to K-12 students and their teachers for 17 years at DeKalb County Schools’ Fernbank Science Center.