|Date||September 15-19, 2004|
The Fall Field Trip focused on the geology and geomorphology of Ironbound Island, a small island three miles off the coast of Maine near Acadia National Park. This is a spectacular location! The island has a rugged, rocky shoreline with large sea cliffs on the southern side, and thick spruce-fir forest in the interior. There are a variety of glacial features, interesting igneous and metamorphic rocks and relationships, tide pools and intertidal zone with invertebrate ecosystems, long and varied history of land use, and stunning scenery.
We flew from Columbus to Bangor, Maine. On Thursday, after catching the first light of dawn on Cadillac Mountain, we explored some spectacular shoreline outcrops at Great Head in Acadia National Park. We took a private boat from Bar Harbor, across Frenchmans Bay, and out to Ironbound Island for a couple days of exploring and hiking. We returned to Denison on Sunday night.