Geology Field Camp (EES 323)
Field Geology (EES 323)
at the University of Kentucky
The Department of Geological Sciences at UK offers a course in field geology during odd numbered years. UK's is a traditional field-based camp involving mapping in a wide range of rock types and structural settings. This camp is based in Gunnison CO, at Western State College of Colorado. Field exercises take place during a six week period in the Gunnison-Crested Butte area in the Elk Mountains, a western extension of the Sawatch Range. A 5 to 6 day regional field trip around the four-corners area is incorporated into the middle of camp, including visits to Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado National Monument, Arches National Park, Goosenecks of the San Juan River, Monument Valley, Ship Rock, Great Sand Dunes National monument, and the San Juan Mountains volcanic field.
Non-UK students, especially those from other Kentucky Universities, are encouraged to apply and attend our camp. Unfortunately, the University of Kentucky will not waive out-of-state tuition for non-Kentucky residents-sorry! [We're not happy about that either.] See the UK Registrar for tuition rates.
Our next camp will run from approximately June 10 to July 28, 2013. Watch this space for timely updates in the fall of the '11-'12 academic year.
Picture: Black Canyon of the Gunnison, north rim (2003)
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|Scenes from Field Camp 2003|
|The end of the day at the top of Almont, after two days of measuring 2000' of Mesozoic section.|
|Day 2 of the regional field trip at the rim, Colorado National Monument.|
|Sittin' on the Fish Canyon Tuff, San Juan Mountains|
|Walking back to the vans after a hike up to Emerald Lake, Gothic area|
|"The hike": stopping to rest overlooking Mt. Crested Butte and laccoliths of the West Elk Mountains.|