SCHEDULE FOR 2003 GEOLOGY FIELD CAMP
Department of Geosciences
Southeast Missouri State University
May 19 – June 13, 2003
The following schedule is not firm.
Changes in the order of other projects might still occur. Some projects may
be modified or replaced with a comparable project.
May 19, Monday, late afternoon:
Check into Shiloh Dormitory - Receive equipment and handouts;
introductory comments in evening meeting.
May 20, Tuesday: Timpoweap Overlook - Overview of regional geology, structure, and physiography.
Hurricane and Smith Mesas - Orientation to Mesozoic section; review of basic
May 21, Wednesday: Browse - Overview of Hurricane Fault scarp; mapping intrusive igneous rocks and
host rocks associated with the Tertiary Pine Valley Laccolith on a topographic base.
May 22, Thursday: Complete Browse project.
May 23, Friday: Zion
Canyon National Park - Navajo aeolian bed forms in the eastern part of Zion
National Park; geology and physiography of the main section of the park; hike up Virgin
River Canyon Narrows (weather permitting).
May 26, Monday: Motoqua/Square
Top Mountain - Mapping in a Sevier Orogeny thrust zone
overprinted by Basin and Range Orogeny faulting.
May 27, Tuesday: Motoqua/Square
Top Mountain - Continued
May 28, Wednesday: Quaternary Project - Allostratigraphic mapping of alluvial fans
May 29, Thursday: Castle
Cliffs - Detailed mapping of Precambrian metamorphics
May 30, Friday: Giant's
Staircase and Kiabab Plateau - Departure will be at 9:00am; beginning
Grand Canyon overnight trip; major physiographic features; camp at Grand Canyon.
May 31 & June 1: Saturday and
Sunday, Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim and Environs -
Canyon geomorphology and Paleozoic stratigraphy and structures exposed in the
Grand Canyon; return late to base camp Sunday.
June 2, Monday: Take the Day off
June 3, Tuesday: Sedimentary
Architecture - Mapping of sedimentary units in the field.
June 4, Wednesday: Geomorphology
project - Geomorphic evolution of Snow Canyon State Park.
June 5, Thursday: Utah
High Plateaus overnight field trip. - Departure will be at 9:00am; major
plateaus of the western Colorado Plateau; Cedar Breaks National Monument; arrive at
Red Canyon State Park.
June 6, Friday: Bryce
Canyon National Park - Geology and physiography of park; return late
June 9, Monday: Virgin
Anticline - Geologic map and cross section of a structure on the leading
the Sevier Orogen in Mesozoic strata on an aerial photographic base. Geologic hazard
analysis of a water supply/recreation reservoir.
June 10, Tuesday: Taylor
Creek - Continue analysis of leading edge of Sevier Orogen; strip geologic
map and structural section, Kolob Fingers Section, Zion Canyon National Park.
June 11, Wednesday: No holiday,
but we will try for a shorter day; Spring Creek - Continue analysis
leading edge of Sevier Orogen; geologic mapping of a complex structure.
June 12, Thursday: Complete
Spring Creek; prepare analysis of transect of structures along
edge of the Sevier Orogen.
June 13, Friday: Final
Examination - 9:00 - 11:45am; practicum and essay questions given in
resident inspection, check out and departure, including vans, in afternoon.