GEO 1001

Fall Field Trip - 2002, Sunday, October 13

St. Paul Brickyards - Wabasha Overlook - Stillwater Boomsite - Taylor Falls Interstate Park

Bus will leave from the NORTH side of Pillsbury Hall on Pillsbury Drive.

Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. as the bus will leave promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Bring a bag lunch and soft drink. There may not be an opportunity to buy lunch on the trip!

Depending on the weather, bring a hat, sunglasses, extra water or rain gear. Camera, snacks and a knapsack or bag for fossils are all optional.

Cost for the field trip is $10 to cover the bus rental.

We'll go rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather!
You'll definitely need comfortable clothes and good walking shoes that you don't mind getting dirty.
The Brickyards stop is always muddy and includes a mile-long walk over unpaved, steep paths.

Sign up by Wednesday October 9
(you must pay as you sign up)
Guests and kids are welcome (sorry no pets!) but there is an $10 charge per person.

Checks should be made payable to the University of Minnesota.
Sorry, but there can't be any refunds after the signup deadline  - as we'll have paid for the buses by then.

Trip Itinerary:

St. Paul Brickyards
A tropical Ordovician sea - storm deposits & fossil collecting.

Mounds Park or Wabasha Overlook
Overview of effects of Quaternary glaciation on river patterns and surface deposits.
Stillwater Boomsite
Ancient sea cliffs vs. modern river bluffs - time and Cambrian strata.
Taylor Falls Interstate Park
Cryptozoic rifting - birth & death of an Ocean basin.
A glacial legacy of vanished falls and big holes.