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Wyoming Summer Geology Field Course GHC Geo 1121k/1122k Professor Billy Morris
Course/Travel Itinerary

what you will see and do and where you will stay

The course will begin on June 14th with four evenings of class work followed by two weeks of travel. Travel dates are June 21st - July 4th. The course fulfills the area D science requirements. For non-science majors this course will fulfill your science requirements for a degree from Georgia Highlands.

Monday - Thursday - Class begins at 6pm nightly in the geology lab in Rome on the Floyd Campus located in room W-325.

Monday - Arrive at the Hartsfield/Jackson Airport early. Your flight departs Atlanta at 6:05AM and arrives in Denver at 7:15AM Mountain Time. Allow yourself two hours for ticketing, security control, and boarding. You must have a photo ID with you or the airline will not allow you to board. You will arrive in Denver and travel by mini-bus to Casper, Wyoming. Our route to Casper will allow for several stops to observe various geologic formations.

Tuesday – Independence Rock, Pathfinder Reservoir, and the Tate Museum

Wednesday – Alcova Reservoir boat tour, Cottonwood Creek Dinosaur Trail; field mapping

Thursday – Travel day to Cody, stopping at Hell’s Half Acre and Star Plunge at Thermopolis Hot Springs

Friday – Tour the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in the morning; afternoon, travel to Canyon Village in Yellowstone

Saturday - Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Mammoth Hot Springs, geothermal study in YNP

Sunday – Climb Mt. Washburn, YNP

Monday – Old Faithful, upper geyser basin; travel day to Grand Teton National Park

Tuesday – hiking in Grand Teton; glacial and stream processes

Wednesday -more hiking in Grand Teton; glacial and stream processes

Thursday –free day; dinner at the Bar J Chuckwagon

Friday - Travel day to Kemmerer, Fossil Butte National Monument

Saturday -Fossil collecting in the Green River Formation, Kemmerer WY; travel to Ft Collins, CO to Georgia

Sunday -Return to Georgia

Roadside Geology of Wyoming
David Lageson and Darwin Spearing. ISBN # 0-87842-216-1
Mountain Press Publishing Company; PO Box 2399, Missoula, MT 59806

Geology, A Self-Teaching Guide
Barbara Murck. ISBN #0-471-38590-5
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Lodging Locations
Listed below are the locations and phone numbers of our lodging accommodations. If it is necessary to contact a member of the class, identify the group as the Georgia Highlands College Geology Class; Billy Morris, Group Leader; and ask for the student by name.

Comfort Inn
Casper, WY 82602

The Historic Irma Hotel
1192 Sheridan Ave.
Cody, WY 82414

Yellowstone National Park
Canyon Village

Grand Teton National Park
Colter Bay Village

Fossil Butte Inn
Kemmerrer, WY

Ft. Collins
Days Inn,
Fort Collins, CO

Student working in quarry
Bison butting heads
Mount Moran
Lower Falls in Yellowstone National Park
Students in front of Welcome to Wyoming sign
Elk crossing a river

“With their four-dimensional minds, and their interdisciplinary ultra verbal way, geologists can wiggle out of almost anything."

John McPhee