Field Camp at the University of Akron

Geology Field I Camp Itinerary

Date

Activity

May 28, 29

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

May 30

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

May 31

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

June 1

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

June 2

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

June 3

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

June 4

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

June 5

DAY-OFF

June 6

Exercise 3 - Pace & Compass map II: Iron Mountain

June 7

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

June 8

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

June 9

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

June 10

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

June 11

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

June 12

Exercise 5: Mapping geologic structures in the Bighorn Basin.

June 13

Exercise 5: Mapping geologic structures in the Bighorn Basin.

June 14

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

June 15

Geology of Yellowstone National Park and surrounding regions

June 16

Travel from Yellowstone National Park to Powell. Geology of the Heart Mountain Detachment. Field Camp II arrives in Powell

June 17

Travel to Chamberlain, SD

June 18

Travel to Iowa City, IA

June 19

Travel to Akron, OH

Field Camp II Itinerary

June 15

Leave Akron for Field Camp II

June 16

Arrive in Powell, WY

June 17

Exercise 1: Cross section exercise

June 18

Exercise 2: Mesozoic stratigraphic column

June 19

Exercise 3: Goos Egg mapping

June 20

Exercise 3: Goos Egg mapping

June 21

Exercise 3: Goos Egg mapping

June 22

Day-Off

June 23

Travel to Seminoes, Wind River Canyon, Rawlins WY

June 24

Exercise 4: Seminoes stratigraphic column

June 25

Exercise 4: Seminoes stratigraphic column

June 26

Exercise 5: Seminoes mapping

June 27

Exercise 5: Seminoes mapping

June 28

Exercise 5: Seminoes mapping

June 29

Exercise 5: Seminoes mapping

June 30

Exercise 5: Seminoes mapping

July 1

Travel to Coralville, IA

July 2

Return to Akron