Field Camp at the University of Akron

Geology Field I Camp Itinerary

Date

Activity

May 23, 24

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

May 25

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

May 26

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

May 27

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

May 28

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

May 29

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

May 30

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

May 31

DAY-OFF

June 1

Exercise 3 - Pace & Compass map II: Iron Mountain

June 2

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

June 3

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

June 4

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

June 5

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

June 6

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

June 7

Exercise 5: Mapping geologic structures in the Bighorn Basin.

June 8

Exercise 5: Mapping geologic structures in the Bighorn Basin.

June 9

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

June 10

Geology of Yellowstone National Park and surrounding regions

June 11

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

June 12

Travel to Chamberlain, SD

June 13

Travel to Iowa City, IA

June 14

Travel to Akron, OH

Field Camp II Itinerary

Leaves Akron on about June 10

Arrives in Powell, WY on June 11

Starts field exercises in the Big Horn Basin Jun 12-18

Travels to Rawlings, WY on June 19

Field exercises in the Seminoes June 20-26

Travels to Akron June 27

Arrives in Akron June 28