Itinerary

Arizona State University

Volcanology Field Trip
to
GUATEMALA

January 2006

 

Date
From
To
Activity
Hotel
Part I: Stan and Jim's Recon Adventure
Home
Antigua
Getting there
Antigua
Antigua
Explore the western and
southern base of Fuego
Antigua
Xela
Scout road conditions and
refamiliarize ourselves with the area
Hotel Modelo
Xela
San Felipe
Locate the Santiaguito Volcano Obsevatory
Hotel El Jardín
San Felipe
Guatemala City
Airport
Scout out the route to Panajachel, find los Chocoyos outcrops, pick students up at airport
Part II: The Actual Field Trip
Guatemala City
Airport
Antigua
Get everyone out of the city and to the hotel in Antigua
Hotel Casa Mía
Antigua
Antigua
Climb Pacaya Volcano
Hotel Casa Mía
Antigua
Xela
Visit the market in Chichicastenango, discuss geology en route
Hotel Modelo
Xela
Xela
Study Cerro Quemado quarries; experience the pumice enema
Hotel Modelo
Xela
San Felipe
Drive to Huehuetenango and cross the Motagua Fault onto the North American Plate
Hotel El Jardín
San Felipe
San Felipe
Observe Santiaguito erupting, visit debris flow
at El Palmar
Hotel El Jardín
San Felipe
San Felipe
Observe Santiaguito erupting, visit Zunil, return to observatory for night observation
Hotel El Jardín
San Felipe
Panajachel
Give overview of Lago de Atitlán and discuss the Los Chocoyos eruption
Hotel Monterrey
Panajachel
Panajachel
Take a boat across the lake to the debris flow in Panabaj, lunch in Santiago de Atitlán, return along north shore of the lake to view caldera wall
Hotel Monterrey
Panajachel
Guatemala City
Examine outcrops of the Los Chocoyos eruption
Hostal Hermano Pedro I
&
Hostal Los Lagos
Guatemala City
Home
Get to the airport and return home
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