Ehaz funded the first field trip of the Restless Calderas
of Western US, Summer 2006. Eighteen students and two professors
attended the two week field trip which extended from Yellowstone
Caldera, Wyoming to Long Valley Caldera, California.
The first week was stationed at Yellowstone National Park
where Guillaume Girard, a PhD student at McGill University, headed the field
discussions and lead the students to 14 important stops. Among
geologic and volcanically significant outcrops, the students also enjoyed a
variety of wildlife and many signs of an active caldera system.
The second week was held in Long Valley, California,
where Professor John Stix lead the students to volcanological important
sites, including the Mono and Inyo Craters, Glass Mountain, Mammoth Mountain
and a Rhyodacite Dome.