Project Schedule
GSU Summer 2014 Field Camp

Date
Project
Days
June 1 Students who drive personal vehicles leave Atlanta; It takes at least three and a half days (includes 3 nights on the road) to drive 2200 mi to Dillon
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  3 Few of the students who fly in Billings MT with Dr. Hidalgo, arrive in the moring.
They will be taken to Dillon with the rental vans to check in the dorms.
Other students who arrive in the Butte Airport, stay in a hotel in Butte, to be picked up the next day.
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Most students who arrive in the Butte Airport on this day will be picked up at the airport. Please arrive no later than 1:00 PM. Those people who arrived the day before and were in hotels the night before, will also be picked up around 11 AM from their hotel.
Everyone will be driven with the vans to the
UM Western in Dillon to check in the Davis Residence Hall, 2nd Floor, Student, Life Learning Center.

Student who travel with their personal vehicles should arrive in Dillon, MT around noon time.
These students should go ahead and check in the dorm (see info about Davis Hall above)!

Students arriving late with peronal vehicles, should call the resident assistant with the public phone located to the left of the entrance door of Davis Hall!

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1st day of field camp: Meet with full gear @ 8 AM, in the parking lot in front (i.e., north) of Matthews Hall. Start Frying Pan Project (Mesozoic and part of Paleozoic sequence). Wear warm clothes and boots, and bring your lunch, water, backpack, notebook, etc., with you for a whole day of field work!

Geol

4120

&

6120

1
6
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2
7
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3
8
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4
9
Frying Pan project due @ 9 pm
5
10
Armsted Project (Paleozoic & Precambrian)
6
11
Armstead Project cont'd - due @ 9 PM
7
12
Kelly Reservoir Project, due @ 9PM
8
13
Independent Day Exercise #1
9
14
OFF
10
15
Day 1. Road Trip Starts- camp at West Yellowstone
11
16
Day 2: Yellowstone NP- Camp at Madison or Canyon. Visit Canyon
12
17
Day 3: continue camping at Canyon or Madison in YNP. Visit Old Faithful area
13
18
Day 4. remove camp, go to Mammoth Hot springs, and through Lamar Valley to Cooke City. Stay in Cooke City.
14
19
Day 5. Cooke City to Beartooth Mt.and back to Cody WY.
Camp in Cody
15
20
Day 6. Cody through the Shoshone Valley and YNP East Gate. Continue to Grand Tetons NP. Camp in the Gros Ventre site.
16
21
Day 7. Remove camp, go to Jackson Hole, then travel to Arco, ID, and camp in Arco near the Craters of the Moon.
17
22
Day 8. Visit Craters of the Moon; drive back to Dillon.
Check in the dorm by about 6 PM
.
18
23
OFF - End of Geol 4120/6120 (Basic Field Geology)
19
24

Start of Geol 4121/6121 (Advanced Field Geology)
Rochester Creek Project (Precambrian) begins

Geol

4121

&

6121

20
25
Rochester Creek Project due @ 9:00 pm
21
26
Start Trapper Creek Project (Paleozoic & Mesozoic)
22
27
"
23
28
Trapper Creek Project due @ 9:00 PM
24
29
OFF
25
30
Badger Pass Project Starts (Paleozoic and Mesozoic)
26
July
1
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27
2
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28
3
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29
4
Badger Pass Project due @ 9:00 pm
30
5
Field Indepedent Day Exercise #2
31
6
OFF
32
7
OFF
33
8
Start Timber Hill Project (Tertiary)
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9
"
35
10
Timber Hill Projcet due @ 9:00 pm
36
11
OFF
37
12
Start McCartney Mtn Project (Paleozoic, Mesozoic, Tertiary)
38
13
"
39
14
"
40
15
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16
McCartney Mtn Project due @ 6:00 pm
Students driving personal cars may leave Dillon for Atlanta
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July 17

Vans leave Dillon at 8:00 AM, taking students to Butte Airport; arrive in Butte at around 9:45 AM. You should buy your tickets to fly out around 11 AM.
Vans will return to Dillon.
GSU van, etc., will be stored in Dillon.

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  18 Rental vans will be driven to Billings at around 8:00 AM.
Arrive in Billings in afternoon. Fly out on this day after 4 Pm, or stay one night and fly out early next morning!
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