University of Alaska Anchorage

Field Trip to Bodenburg Butte, April 2, 2005

Geography 205

Instructor Bjarne Holm

Bottom of the trail leading up Bodenburg Butte.

First to the top of the Butte.

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Knik Glacier in the background.

Matanuska River in the background.

On the way back down.

Catastrophic 2004 erosion be the Matanuska River.

Viewing the erosion problems.

Overlooking river erosion: one home gone, a new structure threatened.

Moose Creek fossil hunting.

Finding 50 million year old fossils in the Chickaloon Formation.