Field Camp at the University of Akron

Geology Field I 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

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. Field Camp II arrives in Powell

June 15

Travel to Iowa

June 16

Travel to Akron, OH (or June 17th if weather is bad)

Field Camp II Itinerary

June 12 or 13

Leave Akron for Field Camp II

June 14

Arrive in Powell, WY

June 15

Exercise 1: Cross section exercise

June 16

Exercise 2: Mesozoic stratigraphic column

June 17

Exercise 3: Goose Egg mapping

June 18

Exercise 3: Goose Egg mapping

June 19

Exercise 3: Goose Egg mapping

June 20

Day-Off

June 21

Travel to Seminoes, Wind River Canyon, Rawlins WY

June 22

Exercise 4: Seminoes stratigraphic column

June 23

Exercise 4: Seminoes stratigraphic column

June 24

Exercise 5: Seminoes mapping

June 25

Exercise 5: Seminoes mapping

June 26

Exercise 5: Seminoes mapping

June 27

Exercise 5: Seminoes mapping

June 28

Exercise 5: Seminoes mapping

June 29

Travel to Coralville, IA

June 30

Return to Akron