Dr. Kim Ely earned her Ph.D. in geology by investigating the evolution of volcanic arcs in Timor-Leste, north of Australia. She now works in the field of plant ecology, studying tropical and Arctic ecosystems with a focus on data management. But we know her as the Rock Doctor.

She’s published several podcasts on rock formations including Untangling the Geological History of the Wallowa Mountains, All About Basalt, and Hayrick Butte.

Her favorite route:  Cowhorn