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Field Camp 1969

Some of the group at the Thom Library, YBRA. Sitting, l to r: Nancy "Tumbleweed" Mariella from Rice, Dick Beardsley, Joe Jellick, Fred Batschelet, unidentified, Cal McKee. Kneeling in middle: Larry Bennett. Standing, l to r: Ken Walters, Mike Arden, Art Thorn, Keith Wilson. Thanks to Russ & Linda Dutcher for the image.

Field Camp 1969

In 1969 the Geological Sciences Major included options in Geophysics, Geochemistry-Mineralogy-Petrology, and Geology.  Geology and G-M-P required Geol 470, Introduction to Field Geology, during the academic terms and summer Geol 472, Field Geology.  Thanks to Dick Beardsley, Karen Wenrich, David Herman, Linton Wildrick, and Joe Head for identifying students in the photographs.


Attendee List
Name Contact
Michael P Arden  
Fred Batschelet  
Richard W (Dick) Beardsley  
Lawrence S (Larry) Bennett  
George B Burgess  
Bill Fuchs  
Joe Head  
Joseph R (Joe) Jellick  
David E Herman  
John W (Jack) Hess (PhD74)  
Robert M Lanning  
Nancy Mariella (Rice University, BA 1970)  
John W McCormick  
Calvin J McKee  
Arthur B Thorn, III  
Ken Walters  
Linton L Wildrick  
Keith Wilson  



    Roger Cuffey (cross-country field trip, which went to California and Washington), Duff Gold, Russ Dutcher

   Geoffrey B (Geoff) Newton (PhD, 1970)

Where They Stayed
    YBRA, Red Lodge, Montana

Main Projects
    Elk Basin, Clark's Fork, Rattlesnake Mountain, Beartooth front

Click here to read comments on the 1969 Field Camp and to view another group picture

Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the images: (thanks to Russ & Linda Dutcher and to Joe Head for the images) Some of the students in the photos were from the Princeton group that was at YBRA.


Alumni Field Camp 1969 Photos
Clarks Fork Canyon, with Mike Arden working, as always
Map It! The group first encounters Elk Basin, led by Russ Dutcher. See the remarks by Joe Head on the 1969 comments webpage.  L to R: Jack Hess, Mike Arden, Dick Beardsley, Russ Dutche
YBRA Lodge, the moment that Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon
The moon with men on it for the first time, YBRA
Duff Gold's two daughters at Hebgen Lake
The gang at Hebgen Lake.  Duff Gold's daughters are down by the water's edge. Bob Lanning is on the roof in a red jacket and wearing a white cowboy hat. Nancy Mariella [Rice University] is the girl sitting on the railing.
Obsidian Cliff, Yellowstone  Robbie Gold at the far right
Waiting for Old Faithful, Yellowstone  (l to r) David Herman, Linton Wildrick, Bill Fuchs, Joe Head with the white hat, Larry Bennett. John McCormick second from right, Keith Wilson on far right.
Group at the Royal Gorge Group at Clay Butte Closeup of the Clay Butte group  Bob Lanning at far left, Joe Jellick in the pink sweater, Cal McKee directly behind him, John McCormick second from right in the red jacket. Drs. Cuffey and Dutcher about to pose after Russ Dutcher shattered the window of a vehicle during a snowball fight, Beartooths.  Also in the photo are (L to R) Bob Lanning, George Burgess, and John McCormick
Petrified Tree, Yellowstone  George Burgess at left with brown hat, Bob Lanning second from right, Keith Wilson fifth from right (on fence), Linda Flueckinger Dutcher in blue blouse
Top of the World Bar, July 12, Beartooth Pass, 10,800 ft
On the Indiana Turnpike, trip home  Larry Bennett in center, Mike Arden on right