Geology professor Nick Van Buer’s 500-trek across the Mojave Desert

For his sabbatical project Nick Van Buer, associate professor of geology, embarked on a 35-day trek across 15 mountain ranges and 20 wilderness areas to further understand Mojave geology. His adventure is featured in the Los Angeles Times e-newsletter, The Wild.

This article was originally published by the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 7, 2022.