How local landscapes have been shaped over eons by sometimes dramatic geologic events is the focus of the next Sunday Science program presented by the Central Colorado Humanists on Sept. 5.
Local geologist Cindy Williams will present the program on ZOOM beginning with a geologic history of the Chaffee County area, and will expand that framework into a virtual tour of landmarks across the county and beyond.
Geologic events that connect the ‘Castles’ near Trout Creek Pass, the Buffalo Peaks, Mount Shavano and Castle Rock will be explored.
The origin of giant boulders on the valley floor, epic floods, glaciers and fault lines and whether Chaffee County was once home to a massive volcano will be included in the presentation.
Williams holds bachelors and masters degrees in Economic Geology from Colorado State University and has worked for 30 years in the international mining industry.
Williams is currently co-lead of Envision Chaffee County and enjoys epic hikes and fishing in the mountains with her husband, Brad Leach and dog Maddie.