I'm one week into a three week gig evaluating fault trenches in 29 Palms for active faulting. The pros: its pure geology and it pays well; the cons: it's freaking hot and the days are really long. But really, what else do you do out there beside work and sleep? But I'm happy to be doing something different and interesting. This is the first of three trenches. All told there will be close to 1000 feet of trench that we'll get to know intimately. Here are some pictures:
These are extra big trenches, about 15 feet deep
The field office under the blue canopy!
The yellow is some cool fracturing, but no active faults here!