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 Field Camp 1972

Group at Top of the World "Open Bar," Beartooth Pass. Kneeling, l to r: Rich Leishman, Woody Lutz, Chuck Malick, Dave Houseknecht, John Miller, Bill Schweller.  Standing, l to r: Art Montana, Joe Drahuschak, Jesse Costolo, John Hill, Lance Anderson, Dave Froehlich, Barry Voight, Fred Schriefer, John Roth, Bob Hershey, Mel Podwysocki, Skip Colflesh, Bill Franz, Larry Meyers, Mary Karandosovski McGuire (behind Mark's hat), Mark Jacobson, Brian Beard. Thanks to Hank Reif for the photo and identifications.

Field Camp 1972

In 1972 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.  A pre-camp cross-country excursion was available as Geol 471. Thanks to Hank Reif for the names of those attending.


Attendee List
Name Contact
Lance C Anderson  
Brian Beard  
Skip Colflesh  
(Jesse) Houston Costolo, III  
Joseph M (Joe) Drahuschak, Jr.  
Bill Franz  
David J (Dave) Froehlich  
Robert M (Bob) Hershey  
John H Hill  
David W (Dave) Houseknecht  
Mark Jacobson  
Mary Karandosovski McGuire  
Richard G (Rich) Leishman  
Sherwood S (Woody) Lutz  
Charles A (Chuck) Malick  
Larry Meyers  
John J Miller, Jr.  
Henry E (Hank) Reif, Jr.  
Robert W Reynolds  
John E Roth  
Fred E Schriefer  
William J (Bill) Schweller  
W T Williams  


Faculty (thanks to Hank Rief)
   Deane Smith (cross-country), Barry Voight, Art (Boettcher) Montana, Derrill Kerrick (Dillon project)

   Mel Podwysocki (MS68, PhD74)

Where They Stayed
    YBRA, Red Lodge, Montana

Main Projects
   Elk Basin, Beartooth front,
Heart Mountain detachment, Dillon metamorphics in the Ruby Range

From the YBRA Annual Meeting Minutes, courtesy of Russ & Linda Dutcher: "Penn State will have 26 students in camp off and on for 5 weeks beginning July 11.  Their group will be led by Art Boettcher with 4 other faculty members."

Click here to see another group photo AND recollections of the 1972 field camp

Click on the thumbnails to enlarge: (thanks to Hank Reif and Skip Colflesh for the photos)


Alumni Field Camp 1972 Photos
Horizontal rocks. Must be on the trip out. 
Field Camp Alumni 1972
mine tour? 
petrified wood 
Campgrounds on the XC trip. Thanks to Skip. 
Shell Canyon, Wyoming 
Top of the World Bar, Beartooth Highway 
Top of the world  Same photo as top of the page, different scan
Snow at YBRA 
more snow at YBRA 
Stillwater, Montana 
Packed in the Tetons 
Mary McGuire on the right
around the campfire 
bear in Yellowstone 
somewhere in Arizona?