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Dr. Hawkins explaining the plutons, Crawford Notch
Field Trips
Date: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 to Sunday, September 25, 2005
Location: 
Northern Vermont and Central New Hampshire

Surficial and Bedrock Geology. Denison Geosciences travel to Northern Vermont and Central New Hampshire

Wednesday, September 21 Flew to Burlington, VT. Spent the night in Jericho, VT

Thursday, September 22 Drove northwest to Grand Isle County to visit several outcrops of Ordovician sedimentary rocks. Returned to "mainland" to see Cambo-Ordovician sedimentary rocks and the Champlain and Hinesburg Thrusts. Returned in the late afternoon to Jericho, VT.

Friday, September 23 Drove east across Vermont: Pleasant Valley Road - VT Rt. 15 east - VT Rt. 100 north - VT Rt. 58 east - VT Rt. 5A south. Along this route we stopped at several outcrops to look at structurally deformed sedimentary rocks, an ophiolite sequence, a Devonian granitic pluton, pillow lavas and a glacially scoured lake. We spent the night in Lyndonville, VT.

Saturday, September 24 Drove to Crawford Notch. Once in Crawford Notch, we examined three plutons within the White Mountain Batholith, the metamorphosed country rock they intrude, as well as glacial sediments and landforms. At the end of the day we returned to Jericho.

Sunday, September 25 Drove to Smuggler's Notch to examine the modern and ancient landslide deposits. We drove up the Mount Mansfield Auto Toll Road for lunch, an overview and short hike. Departed Burlington, VT, flying back to Columbus. Returned to campus at approximately 10:40 PM.

Posted Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2005
  • 15Dr. Hawkins explaining the plutons, Crawford Notch
  • 25Denison Dept. of Geosciences at Smugglers Notch, Vermont
  • 35Fold vergence in deformed Paleozoic rocks
  • 45Folded Ordovician carbonates near Lake Champlain
  • 55Bud Ebbet