Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 -- Seven Directions Custom Tours announces an engaging journey through the vast geological history of Northern New Mexico, where the Southern Rocky Mountains, the Colorado Plateau, and the Basin and Range come together in a landscape of great beauty and light. Travelers will discover a different and intriguing aspect of New Mexico beyond its long cultural history, in the company of a geologist who walks the lesser known trails and cliffs of this country.
“Written in Stone - A Geology Adventure” is not limited to experts or the lovers of the geography of a place, but to all travelers who want to delve below the surface and learn about the deep history and transformations of the land they walk upon.
“After exploring this land for 24 years,” says Patrizia Antonicelli, founder and owner of the company, “I’m convinced that geology is an integral part of the intricate fabric that supports New Mexico and the Southwest, and that the evolution of the rocks is as interesting as that of the ancient civilizations, history and cultures if one wants to get under the surface of such special lands. One doesn’t go to Patagonia, as an example, without learning about glaciers. The rocks are our glaciers. Our inner story.”
This one-day tour unearths the fragments of New Mexico’s ancient past, written in stone, encompassing over 1.7 billion years of change. These fragments are only samples of the wide variety of rocks found in the canyons and mountains of this region, brought to light by crustal uplift and volcanic activity.
Seven Directions can custom design a longer itinerary to discover other interesting sites in the magnificent landscapes of this land.
But in even one day travelers will be able to examine sedimentary and volcanic rocks belonging to each of the three eras of visible life on Earth, from the Paleozoic, with its ancient marine life and primitive plants, through the Mesozoic, dominated by reptiles and dinosaurs, to the Cenozoic, with its more familiar ecology of flowering plants, grasslands, and mammals.
Thanks to New Mexico’s high altitude and arid climate, these rocks are displayed in a variety of spectacular landforms that create the distinctive magical beauty of this State. Colorful mesas, steep canyons, arid badlands, volcanic flows, and other amazing formations are all part of the fascinating geological landscape traveler can discover on this unusual journey.
The tour offers some remarkable highlights, including visits to some of the oldest rocks in New Mexico, and to some of the youngest, created in hot springs warmed by volcanic activity. Walks in a remote area will reveal dramatic geologic structures created during the birth of the Rockies. And how often can one drive through a super volcano, one considered to be the finest example of a resurgent caldera complex in the world?
This is a wonderful opportunity to examine rocks of many different geologic periods while traveling through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Southwest.
For further information and media inquiries: Patrizia Antonicelli – Tel.505.820.3305.
About Seven Directions Tours:
Offering over nine years of experience in the Southwest, Seven Directions | Cultural and Sustainable Tours http://www.sevendirections.net has established itself as one of the finest sustainable tour operators in the Southwest and caters to a wide-ranging audience looking for hands-on experience that can put them in touch with the landscape and the people. Seven Directions Tours caters to large and small groups, and individuals.
Patrizia Antonicelli, Seven Directions, LLC, http://www.sevendirections.net, +1 (505) 820-3305, [email protected]