Took a field trip with the local college around our area.

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I wish we had more time, I really wanted to stop in the Farmington area and try to get some wheeling in. I could tell the rest of my family was ready to get home at that point, so home we went. Looks like a beautiful area.
 

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All most all of the arches are in sandstone. This whole area is sandstone. If you look at the geological cross section of this area there are several different layers of sand stone a lot like the Moab area, or most of the the Four Corners area.
 

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That's such a cool area- Caught my biggest trout ever on the San Juan!

Forgot to ask- what class was the field trip for? Safe to assume Geology?
 

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The Class was Arches of San Juan County, the "class" itself was not a lot, did it on Zoom but the field trip was most of the class. I am over 65 so for me I took it as an Encore The Senior College, so it is cheaper and I didn't need credit for it. And most of the class was Seniors.

A friend of mine fly fishes the San Juan and some times I go to row the boat for him. I have seen some big ones come out of the there. If you are fisherman and have not heard about the Quality Water section of the San Juan River below Navajo Dam you might want to look it up.
 

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The Class was Arches of San Juan County, the "class" itself was not a lot, did it on Zoom but the field trip was most of the class. I am over 65 so for me I took it as an Encore The Senior College, so it is cheaper and I didn't need credit for it. And most of the class was Seniors.

A friend of mine fly fishes the San Juan and some times I go to row the boat for him. I have seen some big ones come out of the there. If you are fisherman and have not heard about the Quality Water section of the San Juan River below Navajo Dam you might want to look it up.
Sounds like a cool experience, Don! So glad those educational opportunities exist out there. Although we don't have any cool arches around here, we've done similar programs for the more mature crowd that live near campus- most often taking week-long trips to the Smoky Mountains and what not. Always a good time!

Would love to make a boat trip, jealous! I'm sure I fished below the dam, just not sure how far - As I recall, there was this fiesty blonde in Durango I was sweet on about 20 years ago, and made a day trip down to the San Juan while visiting her. She dumped me, but I still recall the fish - landed a 23 inch trout with a 22 midge on a 6x tippet. That was a happy day!
 
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