Gives students an understanding of the forces and events that have formed the Roaring Fork Valley throughout geologic history and how these forces continue to affect the area today. Offers hands on experience of the geology from mid-valley to Independence Pass. Students must provide their own transportation and sign a liability waiver. Students will meet at CMC Aspen and embark from there. Bring lunch and come prepared for short hikes with water, snacks, sunscreen, and appropriate clothing and shoes.