At a meeting of the Geological Conference last night Professor Davis gave an account of his excursion to the region of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River last June in company with Professor Dodge of Columbia and Dr. Gregory of Yale. The party entered the plateau region at Flagstaff station on the south and spent twenty-two days in camp, travelling in wagons and on horseback at an average rate of twenty-five miles a day. They crossed the Colorado at Lee's Ferry and went out on the north at Milford.
Although the region has been reported upon by members of the United States Geological Survey, particularly by Powell and Dutton, Professor Davis says it is still a rich field for the investigator. An advanced student in geology might make a good name for himself by preparing a thesis on the deformed and fractured structure along the great Hurricane Ledge, or on the igneous rocks of the Ninkaret Plateau.