Logistics
 
We will meet at the NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center at 11:00 am (Mountain Time) on Friday, August 31, 2012 (see map). This will mean departing Fargo at 7:00 a.m. or earlier. We will be camping at the NDSU Dickinson Science Center (old Experiment Station) and we will have access to showers and lab space in the evenings. The name of the director of the station is Dr. Kris Ringwall. We will return to Fargo late in the evening on Friday, September 7. You will have 6.5 days to complete the mapping of an 8 square mile area of rugged, badlands terrain. You need to be fit and to be well-equipped for long days in the field. We will depart for the field each morning by 7:30 a.m. after breakfast and will return at 6:30 p.m. in the evening. You will need to be prepared for any type of weather. Previous groups have experienced all types of weather from 100 degree days to freezing temperatures and snow. We will resupply with provisions at a store every evening. You will be able to cook your own meals at the camp site if you so wish or you will be able to eat out in Dickinson although the choices are limited. After dinner, we will catch up on notes and start drafting the report.
 
Field Geology
Geology 450