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 Field Camp 2009

The group at snowy Alta, Utah. From l to r: John Fegy, Dave, Afifi, Kyungho, Tom, Razis, Chris, Antonio, Abdul, Matt, Alysa, Jesse, Jay, Dan, Rudy, James Coll, "T", Mike Jonas, Jeremy, "A.J.", Ted, Jamie (in back), Jessica (foreground), Lauren, Mike Adamerovich, Syahir, Pat, Hafiz

Field Camp 2009

Students
In 2009 the field course was the one taught since 1961, Geosc 472, Field Geology.  Since 2005 and the introduction of a Geobiology major, the Penn State Field Camp has been divided into two parts, Geosc 472A, an introduction to geologic field methods; and Geosc 472B, advanced field methods.  Each is three weeks long for a total of six credits towards the degree.  For the traditional Geosciences BS degree, both courses are required, because they are considered a junior-level capstone experience before the students specialize their senior year.  Only Geosc 472A is required for the Geobiology degree, and neither is required for the Geosciences BA degree.

 

Attendee List
Name  Contact 
ADAMEROVICH, MICHAEL (Mike)  
AAHMAD FUAD, AHMAD SYAHIR  
ALBELUSHI, ABDULRAHM  (Abdul)  
ALOTAISHAN, TURKI F (T)  
AYRER, JAMES E (Jay)  
BRAINARD, JAMIE L  
BYDLON, SAMUEL A (Sam)    
BINI, JEREMY P  
CAMPBELL, CHRISTOPHER (Chris)  
COLL, JAMES B  
DOOLING, PATRICK R (Pat)  
HAYWARD, JESSICA M (Jess)  
HERWEHE, LAUREN M  
JEON, KYUNGHO  
JONAS, MICHAEL E (Mike)  
MIZSEI, DANIEL (Dan)  
MOHD MAAROF, MOHD RAZIS SOFHI  
MOHD RIPIN, MOHD HAFIZ  
MOHD ROSSELLY, MOHD NOR AFIFI  
MOSCATO, DAVID A (Dave)  
PARISI, ANTONIO S  
PRESENT, THEODORE (Ted)  
RECUPIDO, ALFRED J (AJ)  
ROBERTSON, JESSE E  
TORNEGARD, THOMAS (Tom)  
WARD, KEVIN M  
YOUNG, ALYSA J  

 

Faculty
   Rudy Slingerland, Dave Bice, Eric Kirby, Don Fisher (Director)

TAs
  
Matt Legg, John Fegyveresi, Russ Rosenberg, Eriks Perkons

Where They Stayed
  
College of Eastern Utah, Price, Utah; Hellgate Apts, Alta, Utah; YBRA, Red Lodge, Montana; Wildhorse Campground, Pioneer Mountains, Idaho

Major Projects
   Book Cliffs, Salt Lake area Quaternary, Elk Basin, Wildhorse (White Mtns), Borah fault scarp, Alta overthrust, Alta Stock

Click here to read the essay of Jesse Robertson on the 2009 field camp

Click here for John Feyveresi's video on the 2009 camp

Click on the thumbs to enlarge: (Thanks to Rudy, Matt Legg, Abdul Albelushi, Jesse Robertson, and ???? for the images)

 

Alumni Field Camp 2009 Photos
       
Stretching on the trip out: Jess, Jamie, & Lauren
Jess & Jamie emerge in the morning near Iowa City
Glenwood Canyon, Colorado: Alysa, Afifi, Kevin, Jess, James, Sam, Dave (in back), Jay
T says thumbs up! to the Book Cliffs project
Tom, Antonio, & Sam in the rain at Book Cliffs
Beautiful bedforms. Jessica for scale.
Speaking of bedforms....
James looks doubtful at the Book Cliffs
AJ finds a new use for a meter stick
Book Cliffs project
Relaxing on a flat outcrop, Book Cliffs: seated are Jamie, AJ, & Jess
Half of Antonio, Razis, & Abdul, Book Cliffs
The well-equipped field geologist: Jesse at the Book Cliffs
Kyungho & Hafiz, Book Cliffs
John, Jeremy, T, and Antonio, Book Cliffs
Abdul, Book Cliffs
Syahir & Razis, Book Cliffs
Reacting to rain in different ways: Kyungho under his umbrella
Rudy and Jesse are amused by people reacting to light rain
Rudy ascends the Book Cliffs with Jeremy and Jesse
Antonio and Jeremy talk over the project in the dorms at Price
Mike and Sam work on the Book Cliffs project in Price
Kyungho, Afifi, & Syahir spread out their data for the Book Cliffs project
Dave and Dan must be nearing the end of their writeups for the Book Cliffs project
John, Rudy, and Matt pose at Hellgate, Alta
Jamie, T, and Afifi at the Hellgate, Alta
Rudy lectures about the Stockton bar project, Utah
Lauren, Jamie, & Jess mapping the Stockton bar, Utah
Lauren walks cautiously near the Stockton bar
Students consulting with Rudy, Stockton bar project
Stockton bar
Dave is a happy camper, Stockton bar
Sampling recent sediments in front of Saltair Palace, shores of the Great Salt Lake, Utah
Going down through sediment layers, Great Salt Lake
Rudy talks about sediment, Great Salt Lake
Eric introduces the Elk Basin project
Pat, Jeremy, and the group lunch at Clark's Fork Canyon, Wyoming
Mike and Razis, Elk Basin, Wyoming-Montana
Lauren, Alysa, Abdul, and Afifi, Elk Basin
Dave and Dan, Elk Basin
Pat at Elk Basin
Five PSU vans mark the rendezvous point, Elk Basin. Kevin in front
Debriefing on Elk Basin project at YBRA
Dining hall, YBRA
Pig races near YBRA
Abdul at Dead Indian Hill, Sunlight Basin, Wyoming
Don talks about the Heart Mtn detachment in the Sunlight Basin, Wyoming. At least some students are attentive.
Heart Mtn detachment. Pat, Tom, Ted, Jeremy, Jesse
Heart Mtn detachment
Antonio at snowy YBRA, Red Lodge
Tom & Lauren, Sunlight Basin, Wyoming
Around the PSU firepit at YBRA, Red Lodge
Hafiz & Jay, Craters of the Moon
Pat cooks dinner at Hebgen Lake campsite
Yet another game of wiffle ball, Hebgen Lake campsite
Eric and Don talk about the Hebgen fault scarp
Group with Don Fisher, Yellowstone
Don talks about fault-fold relations near Borah Peak, Idaho
Afifi eats his lunch, Wildhorse project
Duff's Bench, Alta overthrust project
Traditional group photo, Flagstaff peak, Alta overthrust project
Matt, Eriks, Russ, Ted, Pat, & Jesse far up Bells Canyon, near SLC, Utah
TAs: Russ, Matt, & Eriks in Bells Canyon, with SLC valley behind them
Dave Bice talks about moraines and faults, Bells Canyon, SLC
Group about to meter out punishment on Tom, Bells Canyon
Windy! Alysa at Bells Canyon
Ted and Tom work on the Alta stock above Devil's Castle
TA Matt displays excellent form while exploring the Alta Stock metamorphic isograd sequence