Pacific NW 2011 trip Photogallery 2: the North Cascades along US 2

Click on the Photogallery 2 title above to access the photos from the Pacific NW 2011 Regional Geology Field Trip.   Photos by Thom Wilch.

We left north out of Seattle and traveled across Stevens Pass, examining the igneous and metamorphic roots of the North Cascades. We were joined for a day by Chris Mattinson, a faculty member from Central Washington University, who showed us a series of complex metamorphic outcrops.

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Pacific NW 2011 trip Photogallery 1: Amtrak from MI to WA

Click on the Photogallery title above to access the photos from the Pacific NW 2011 Regional Geology Field Trip.   Photos by Thom Wilch.  The trip began on Monday after graduation.   Twenty-one students and two faculty members boarded Amtrak in Jackson for the 2+day(night) trip to Seattle.

 

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Final trip planning

We will be heading out for Washington state on Monday, two days after graduation.  The class part of the course ended with student presentations of their research report handouts.  The handouts have been compiled into an 85 page document to help guide us on the trip.    Trip plans are being finalized.   We leave by Amtrak on Monday.

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Geology 210

The spring 2011 Regional field geology course will focus on the geology of the Pacific Northwest, culminating with a 14-day field trip to Washington state in May.  The field trip will follow the late Pleistocene megafloods through the  Channeled Scablands and Columbia gorge and will include visits to Cascade volcanoes and the Pacific Coast.  The theory of massive ice age floods sculpting these landscapes was originally proposed by the famous geologist J Harlen Bretz, Albion College class of 1905 (see Bretz page) and was featured in a recent PBS NOVA film.

For syllabus and other information on this semester’s Regional Field Geology course on the Pacific Northwest see tabs at top.

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Photogallery for NM-AZ Regional

Click on the Photogallery title above to access a few photos from the 2000 trip to NM and Arizona, led by Thom Wilch and Bill Bartels.  Photos by Thom Wilch

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Field Trip Photos

To see photos or other materials from a specific field trip click on the link at right.

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1/25 Class Session

We will be discussing the geologic history homework assignment and the final project assignment at the beginning of class.  We will then be watching the Mystery of the Megafloods Nova episode.  Handouts in class include:

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Summary of the first class session (1/18/11)

Summary of the first class session.

The class met on Tuesday 1/18.   We talked generally about the course and the trip.    We reviewed the Syllabus. Students were also handed a gear list for the trip (What to Bring).   A couple of business items included, handing out the Geology Emergency Information Contact Form, which should be turned in by 1/25,  and requesting that students make first trip payment of $400 by February 1.  Payment can be made at Accounting office in Ferguson.   The total cost of $600 is due by Spring Break.

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Group Photo

Click on Group Photo title above to see photo.Regional Geology trip to Baraboo, Wisconsin and the UP, May 1986.  Were you there?

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1992 Iceland Trip

The 1992 regional trip led by Dr. Larry Taylor went to Iceland.  Click on Thumbnails to see enlarged photos.

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