Views From the Stretch

The Stretch—Dartmouth’s storied earth sciences off-campus program—takes 22 undergraduates, six faculty members from the Department of Earth Sciences, and six graduate student teaching assistants into the field on a geological tour of the American West, from the glaciers of the Canadian Rockies to the floor of the Grand Canyon. 

Explore the Stretch.

Photos
Image
From left, Associate Professor Erich Osterberg, Berit DeGrandpre ’20, Garrett Rawlings ’20, and Connor Haines ’20 look at geological formations above the Bow Valley in Banff.
From left, Associate Professor Erich Osterberg, Berit DeGrandpre ’20, Garrett Rawlings ’20, and Connor Haines ’20 look at geological formations above the Bow Valley in Banff. (Photo by Robert Gill)
Image
 Katherine Bogart ’20 and Isabel Boettcher ’20 work on a geological mapping exercise at the Mount Norquay Overlook in Banff.
Katherine Bogart ’20 and Isabel Boettcher ’20 work on a geological mapping exercise at the Mount Norquay Overlook in Banff. (Photo by Robert Gill)
Image
Students sit on the bank of Lake Louise in Banff National Park.
Students sit on the bank of Lake Louise in Banff National Park. (Photo by Robert Gill)
Image
Associate Professor Robert Hawley leads the Stretchies up an icefall, where Athabasca Glacier stretches over a bedrock cliff to form deep crevasses. "It was just an incredible day," says Berit DeGrandpre ’20.
Andrew Crutchfield ’18, right, teaches the Stretchies how to use radio echo sounding equipment on the Athabasca Glacier. (Photo by Robert Gill)
Image
Associate Professor Robert Hawley leads the Stretchies up an icefall, where Athabasca Glacier stretches over a bedrock cliff to form deep crevasses. "It was just an incredible day," says Berit DeGrandpre ’20.
Associate Professor Robert Hawley leads the Stretchies up an icefall, where Athabasca Glacier stretches over a bedrock cliff to form deep crevasses. “It was just an incredible day,” says Berit DeGrandpre ’20. (Photo by Robert Gill)
Image
On the last day on the Athabasca Glacier, the students map the forefield where the ice has melted. Associate Professor Erich Osterberg, right, answers a question from Angela Li ’20.
On the last day on the Athabasca Glacier, the students map the forefield where the ice has melted. Associate Professor Erich Osterberg, right, answers a question from Angela Li ’20. (Photo by Robert Gill)
Image
 En route to Jackson, Wyo., and Yellowstone, the students stop to practice surveying techniques.
En route to Jackson, Wyo., and Yellowstone, the students stop to practice surveying techniques. (Photo by Robert Gill)
Image
The Split Mountain Campground in Dinosaur National Monument was the Stretchies’ home for three nights. After a night of rain, this site turned to mud. (Photo by Isabel Boettcher)
The Split Mountain Campground in Dinosaur National Monument was the Stretchies’ home for three nights. After a night of rain, this site turned to mud. (Photo by Isabel Boettcher) (Photo by Isabel Boettcher)
Image
Stretchies hike the Narrows in Zion National Park.
Stretchies hike the Narrows in Zion National Park. (Photo by Robert Gill)