Field Trips


1. Geomorphology, Soils, Landscape Evolution, and Land Use in The Virginia Piedmont and Blue Ridge.
Cullen Sherwood, L. Scott Eaton, Tony Hartshorn, James Madison University .
This one-day field trip will examine soils and landforms across the diverse geologic terrain of the western Piedmont and Blue Ridge in north-central Virginia and place those observations in a broader framework of landscape evolution from the late Cenozoic to the modern.
  > Check-in at 7:30. Leaves at 8 a.m. sharp, Sat., 13 March, from Best Western Hotel, Ruckersville, Virginia; returns to Ruckersville by 4 p.m.
  > Cost: US$135; includes beverages, transportation, and field guide. Meals are not included. Max: 23; min.: 10.


6. A Traverse of Proterozoic to Paleozoic Laurentia, Virginia Blue Ridge and Valley and Ridge.
Lynn Fichter, Steve Whitmeyer, James Madison University; Chuck Bailey, College of William & Mary; Bill Burton, U.S. Geological Survey.
This two-day field trip will encompass an east-to-west traverse of the Blue Ridge and Valley and Ridge geologic provinces of western Virginia and West Virginia and examine excellent exposures of basement to supracrustal rocks in the context of both stratigraphic and structural principles to gain an improved perspective of the Appalachian orogenic cycle from the Proterozoic to the Paleozoic. The trip will also discuss the pedagogy of integrating stratigraphy, structure, and tectonics in the field.
  > Leaves at 6 p.m. on Tues., 16 March, from the Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel; returns Thurs., 18 March, by 10 p.m.
  > Cost: US$270; includes transportation, lunch each day, lodging for Tues. & Wed. nights, and field guide. Max: 24; min: 8.

Canceled Trips


2. Geology Trails in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, New Jersey-Pennsylvania.
3. Tectonic Evolution of the Peach Bottom Area, South-Central Pennsylvania.
4. Magmatic Layering and Intrusive Plumbing in the Jurassic Morgantown Sheet, Central Atlantic Magmatic Province.
5. Coastal Processes and Engineering at Assateague Island.


7. The Early through Late Pleistocene Record in the Susquehanna River Basin.
8. Stratigraphy of Calvert, Choptank, and St. Marys-Chesapeake Bay Area.



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