RECENT EOU GEOLOGY TRIPS!
Phi Beta Rock at Bryce Canyon (2007)
GEOL 201 Physical Geology Trip, Fall 2013
The tamaracks at Boulder Park were in full color when we arrived this year– two beautiful fall days in the mountains! This year we pondered whether what the rock unit that has been called Hurwal in this area is actually part of the Martin Bridge Formation, but we haven’t solved the dilemma yet. Maybe next year! A great time was had by all!
Mirren Urrea at the Main Eagle outcrop (left) and Eric Jacobs (right) collecting limestone at Torchlight Gulch.
GEOL 334 Sedimentology Trip, Fall 2013
It is supposed to be cold and rainy with a storm or a tsunami on the horizon when we head to the beach for our Sedimentology trip. Not this year! Shirt sleeves and blue skies– where are we, really? A great time was had by all!The group (Jesta Knoles, Sky Hickey, Kara Harris, Cole Griffin, Garrett Zinzer, Don Scott, Chane’ Nelson, and Josh Roth at Arcadia Beach (top left), Fort Stevens (top right), Nehalem Beach (bottom left), and Hug Point (bottom right).
GEOL 203 Historical Geology Trip, Spring 2013
It was a great weekend to go to John Day. The group was small, but enthusiastic. We postponed hunting for cephalopods due to a bit of rain. Better luck next year!The group poses at the Cant Ranch. From left to right: Jay Van Tassell, Chane’ Nelson, Sweety Kalberg, Jesta Knowles, and Mana Victorino (April Van Tassell photo).
Jesta Knoles (left) and Mana Victorino (right) Chane’ Nelson (left) and Sweety Kalberg (right). Sweety shows off her leaf fossil from the Clarno Formation.
GEOL 451 Hydrology Trip, Spring 2013
It’s supposed to rain for a hydrology trip, but this didn’t happen this year! It was beautiful on Saturday’s trip to the upper Grande Ronde River and Sunday’s trip to examine the North Powder River had beautiful blue skies as well. There was only one problem– when we got to our first stop on the Powder River on Sunday, the river wasn’t flowing! We found out later that the flow had been shut off at Thief Valley Reservoir. Oh well, we had a good time anyway!The class measures the flow of the Grande Ronde River at Hilgard. Jalina Johnston shows the correct way to hold the surveying rod. Jalina, Amy Tomlinson, and Nicole Gannon demonstrate the Crane Technique for measuring stream flow. Their new movie, Kung Fu Hydrology, will be coming to a theatre near you soon! The class poses at Hells Canyon Dam (left to right: Sky Hickey, Nicole Gannon, Kara Harris, Josh Roth, Jalina Johnston, Amy Tomlinson, and Mark Bunch)
GEOL 202 Anthony Lakes Trip,Winter 2013
It was a beautiful day for a field trip around the Grande Ronde Valley and up to Anthony Lakes. Blue sky and lots of smiles!
Chane’ Nelson at the I-84 fault (top left); Catie Kershner (top right); Justin Russell (center left) and Sarah Palmer (center right); and the class at Anthony Lakes (From left to right: Justin, Catie, Jesta Knoles, Sarah, Chane’, and Julia Cieslak).
GEOL 310 Earth Resources Farewell Bend Trip, Winter 2013
This is the first time we’ve offered an Earth Resources field trip and the first time we’ve had to cancel a trip because of bad weather (black ice on I-84)! The next weekend proved to be much better and we had fun looking at the old Flagstaff Mine, basanites, lime quarries, and finding neat minerals at Farewell Bend.
The group at the Oregon Trail Visitors Center (top); Mark Bunch and Asa Miller looking out the window at the old wagon tracks leading down from the mines on Virtue Flats (center left); Mark, Asa, and Nicole Gannon pose in front of the limestone and basalt outcrop at Lime (center right); the old cement plant at Lime (bottom left); and feldspar crystals (bottom right)!