Geology Field Camp Itinerary

Date

Activity

May 26,27

Travel to South Dakota (One geology stop second day at Ashfall  in Nebraska)

May 28

Field Trip: Geology of Badlands National Park. Travel to Rapid City

May 29

Exercise 1: How to measure a stratigraphic section.  Geology of the Black Hills & Lower Paleozoic.

May 30

Exercise 1: Geology of the Black Hills including Upper Paleozoic & Mesozoic Section

May 31

Field Trip: Southern Black Hills - Jewel Cave National Monument and Mammoth Hot Springs 

June 1

Exercise 2 - Pace & Compass map I: Little Elk Creek

June 2

Field Trip:  Mt. Rushmore. Introduction to mapping techniques in igneous and metamorphic rocks .

June 3

DAY-OFF

June 4

Exercise 3 - Pace & Compass map II: Iron Mountain

June 5

Exercise 4: Outcrop mapping on a topographic base map: Nemo

June 6

Exercise 4: Outcrop mapping on a topographic base map: Nemo

June 7

Field Trip: Geology of the Powder River basin, including Devils Tower. Travel from Rapid City to Bearlodge, WY

June 8

Field Trip: Geology of the Bighorn Mountains. Introduction to Mesozoic section 

June 9

Travel from Bear Lodge to Powell, WY Introduction to Mesozoic section and mapping geologic structures 

June 10

Exercise 5: Mapping geologic structures in the Bighorn Basin.

June 11

Exercise 5: Mapping geologic structures in the Bighorn Basin.

June 12

Field Trip: Geology of the Beartooth Mountains. Travel from Powell to Yellowstone National Park.

June 13

Geology of Yellowstone National Park and surrounding regions

June 14

Travel from Yellowstone National Park to Powell. Geology of the Heart Mountain Detachment.

June 15

Travel to Chamberlain, SD

June 16

Travel to Iowa City, IA

June 17

Travel to Akron, OH