EARTH Magazine: A New “Travels in Geology” Collection!

Burgess Shale Trilobites in Yoho National Park, BC

Burgess Shale Trilobites in Yoho National Park, BC

My favorite beat at EARTH magazine has always been the Travels in Geology column. Now EARTH has published a collection of travel pieces that includes six of my Travels in Geology features: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, New Mexico’s Ghost Ranch, Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, California’s Death Valley, Oregon’s Crater Lake and British Columbia’s Burgess Shale. The collection is available for Kindle. One of my photos even made the cover! I don’t get any royalties or proceeds, but it’s nice to see some of my favorite stories all in one place! Go here to check it out.

U.P. D.O.G.

U.P. D.O.G.

Becky limbs the chimney up to Kitchen Mesa in Ghost Ranch, NM

The chimney up Kitchen Mesa in Ghost Ranch, NM

Sky Pilot in Blodgett Canyon, MT

Sky Pilot in Blodgett Canyon, MT

Sunrise at Zabriskie Point, Death Valley, CA

Sunrise at Zabriskie Point, Death Valley, CA

Crater Lake

Crater Lake’s Bluest Blue

Stay tuned for a brand new Travels in Geology on Ireland’s Northern Coast!

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in western Colorado. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at
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15 Responses to EARTH Magazine: A New “Travels in Geology” Collection!

  1. ritaroberts says:

    Nice post Mary ! and Great photo’s

  2. Lavinia Ross says:

    You take some beautiful photographs!

  3. dianaed2013 says:

    Great photos – a pity about lack of remuneration – photos alone deserve more recognition

  4. Jetendra says:

    I am very happy to read your article. Thanks 🙂

  5. Dan, Phx. says:

    Great pictures Mary, I was wondering since like to hike so much, have you thought of looking for Forest Fenn`s treasure over there in New Mexico.

  6. furrygnome says:

    Boy you get to some spectacular places!

  7. annelise says:

    Reblogged this on Annelisep's Blog and commented:
    lovin the Burgess!

  8. geolwh11 says:

    If you are interested in going to the Burgess Shale, sign up for the Association for Women Geoscientists’ 2014 Canadian Rockies Geology Field trip, Aug. 28-Sept. 7. And – there are many more geology stops on the field trip such as the Canadian front ranges, the Icefields, the Rocky Mountain trench, and Dinosaur Provincial Park. See the AWG website for more details:

  9. Crux Chaser says:

    Nice photos 🙂

  10. Anthony says:

    Well taken photos.

  11. Absolutely lovely photos!

    p.s I’ve nominated your blog (because I love it) for a Liebster Award. Check it out here:


  12. martin watkins says:

    Wow… Just came across your blog and I feel like I’ve somehow known you all my life. Truth is we have probably passed one another on some scenic highway, as I too have cris-crossed the American west, always searching for the next vista or adventure… Perhaps one day I will see you and stop to say hello. Until then, travel on… Namaste! …Marty

  13. This is soo good, and just in line with me. Very nice to read your blog and looking forward to follow you! Awesome trilobites!

    • geolwh11 says:

      Anyone who would like more geoadventures – we have 5 seats left on the Association for Women Geoscientists’ 2014 Canadian Rockies Field Trip – 8/28-9/7. From the Canadian Front Ranges, to the Columbia Icefields, to the Burgess Shale, the Rocky Mountain Trench, and finishing at Dinosaur Provincial Park and the Tyrrell Museum – it will be an amazing geological adventure. For more information, go to:

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