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Field Trips

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This year's slate of field trips is themed "The Mysteries in the Rockies." The 2007 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver will bring you into the heart of a vast area of poorly understood geology, notwithstanding the heroic labors of our peers, colleagues, and illustrious predecessors upon whose shoulders we all stand. Come learn with us about the unknown, probe the limits of understanding, and have fun!

Yellowstone Lake
Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, USA. Astronaut photograph ISS011-E-10575, taken 15 July 2005 by the International Space Station Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center, (Accessed 9 Feb. 2007).

We have selected a roster of over thirty trips to demonstrate current thought and insight on challenges ranging from early man's lifestyle to the genesis of ore deposits and the accumulation of mineral fuels. Trips include visits to mysterious lineaments, peculiarly contorted strata, fabulous chasms, enigmatic plumes, and the lowest point in North America. Some are by bike, some by van, and some on foot. Some will span several days (both before and after the meeting), and some will be quick, cost-effective, one-day investigations of critical issues, with guidance by leaders in the field.

Be sure to budget extra time for a field trip in conjunction with your visit to Denver this October and encourage your friends and colleagues to spend some extra quality time in the Rocky Mountain West as well! Your committee and Society are doing everything possible to bring you these opportunities at the least possible cost.

Please feel free to contact field trip chair Bob Raynolds of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. You may also wish to contact trip leaders directly as the meeting draws near.


All trips begin and end at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, unless otherwise indicated. Details about the precise trip itinerary are provided upon registration or you may contact the field trip leaders directly. Participants are cautioned against scheduling any tight travel connections with field trip return times, as those times are estimates, and delays in the field may occur. For a list of hotels near the airport, contact GSA.

If you register just for a field trip, you must pay a non-registrant fee in addition to the field trip fee. This fee may be applied toward meeting registration if you decide to attend the meeting. Trip fees include transportation during the trip and a trip guide. Other services, such as meals and lodging, are noted with each trip by the following: B—breakfast, L—lunch, R—refreshments, D—dinner, ON—overnight lodging.

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