On March 1, 2019 Olav Lian, Carolyn Atkins, and Terah Sportel lead Geog 202 student on a two-day field trip into the BC Interior to study the landscape that had formed as a result of the last glaciation, and that which had been conditioned by its effect. The weather was sunny and clear, but extremely cold, as temperatures had dipped down to nearly -20 °C in Clinton by the morning of March 2. Olav Lian has been leading field trips into this region for more than 25 years, and this was by far the coldest one! Students were in good sprits and enjoyed learning about the landscape.
At Patterson Creek debris flow channel students enjoyed hearing traditional First Nations interpretations of the landscape from Geog 202 student, and Stó:lō Nation member, Leanne Julian.
Students navigate the steep and snowy slopes of Drynoch earthflow, near the community of Spenses Bridge.
View of the post-glacially terraced landscape in the Thompson River Valley, just west of Walhachin.
Students and faculty pose in front of the bed of ancient glacial Lake Thompson (beige coloured cliffs in the immediate foreground), Kamloops