June 3rd, 2009 @ 7:00PM (Museum Reception @ 5:30)
The Mountaineering Museum presents:
Author and Geologist Jack Reed on his book Rocks Above The Clouds
Rocks Above the Clouds by Jack Reed and Gene Ellis is the first geology primer written specifically for hikers, scramblers and climbers. It is an exploration of how the nature of mountains works and the challenges they present to the hiker, scrambler and climber.
Join Jack Reed on June 3rd for an insightful discussion and presentation on the rock of Colorado. Copies of Rocks Above the Clouds will be availabe for sale and for Jack to sign as well! Copies are also available in the museum’s adventure gift shop at BASE CAMP.
JACK REED, a Scientist Emeritus at the United States Geological Survey, has written popular books on the Appalachians, the Tetons and the Alaska Range. He has climbed most of the 14ers and is a 50-year member of The Colorado Mountain Club where he teaches courses on geology, map reading and GPS.
GENE ELLIS is the Associate Chief Scientist of the Earth Surface Processes Team at the USGS. He has climbed on rock and ice, trudged up endless talus slopes, and suffered his share of adventures and misadventures in the mountains of Colorado.