RECENT EOU GEOLOGY TRIPS!
Phi Beta Rock at Bryce Canyon (2007)
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)!
GEOL 201 Boulder Park Trip, Fall 2012
The rain and the snow threatened, but we managed to squeeze both trips in between storms. It was beautiful up in the Boulder Park area and the groups got to know each other. We had fun and learned a lot!
The Saturday group poses on top of Sawtooth Crater (top left) and the Sunday group warms up at Boulder Park (top right). Cole Griffin (bottom left), Carly Reynolds (bottom center), and Emily Mery check things out at Boulder Park.
GEOL 203 John Day Field Trip, Spring 2012
It didn’t snow this year. The John Day River didn’t flood the campsite. The weather was warm and the students were very happy. It was a great trip!
Kara Harris smiles before dinner is served (top left); Cole Griffin demonstrates how diatomite sticks to your tongue (top right); and Asa Miller demonstrates how to juggle rock hammers (bottom).
The group poses at the Painted Hills (left).
GEOL 311 Mineralogy Dooley Mountain Trip, Spring 2012
Mark Ferns came along to lead us through the Oregon Trail Museum in Baker City, up over the Dooley Mountain volcano, and down the Burnt River. He showed us how to recognize a rhyolite dome vent and where to look for nephrite, a type of precious jade. It was a great trip!
Mark Bunch and Asa Miller examine a pyroclastic dike on Dooley Mountain (left); Mark Ferns and Adam Stubblefield discuss how dikes form (center); and Jessica Lea examines an outcrop of limestone on the Burnt River (right).
GEOL 334 Sedimentology Nehalem Trip, Winter 2012
The wind was from the west at 40 mph and the horizonal hail pummeled the fearless Sedimentology class as they headed out on the beach at each stop to measure sections, but that didn’t stop us. The wind set-up made low tide seem like high tide as breakers broke on the outcrop and some of the class got a first-hand lesson about sneaker waves. In other words, we had a great time!
The class poses in their raingear (top left) and explores the beach at Nehalem Spit (top right). From left to right: Clayton Fry, Jessica Lea, Julie Brown, Chad Huddleston, Jeff Peters, Todd McIntosh, and Adam Stubblefield. The class measures the section at Hug Point (bottom left); Jessica Lea finds a place out of the rain (bottom center); and Jessica Lea and Julie Brown play in the surf at Nehalem Spit (bottom right).