Over the course of the past two days we have traveled over 1,200 miles across the United States. Throughout the course of this trip, we have observed various landforms across the west. The rolling hills, visually striking mesa’s, towering buttes, the meandering streams, the great rivers, and the flat expanses of the great plains conjure up classical images of the old west. Images that fascinated me as a child. It has been at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College that I have learned about the erosional and depositional processes that have created these beautiful landscapes. I hope that the opportunity for first-hand observations of these geological features allows me to gain insight into past and future geological processes. Processes that continue to shape our country, and in the whole, our world.