is a season of discovery via fantastic AAPG trips that visit three
regions to study some of the most beautiful and amazing geology
to be found in the American West.
Lewis & Clark Geotour: Marias River to Gates of the
Mountain, is offered July 12-17, beginning and ending in Great Falls,
led by William Hansen, with Jireh Consulting Services in Great Falls,
allows participants a chance to trace the route of the legendary
expedition, including time at the Gates of the Mountains, where
Mississippian limestones are exposed in the hanging wall of the
Eldorado Thrust along the Missouri River.
also is the departure site for the AAPG field seminar "Fractures,
Folds and Faults in Thrusted Terrains," offered Aug. 2-7.
popular AAPG Geotour gets under way in August: Grand
Canyon Geology via the Colorado River.
set Aug. 5-12, will again be led by veteran Grand Canyon tour guide
John Warme, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo., and William
Wade, of the Woodlands, Texas.
offers participants the chance to float right through the heart
of the spectacular region, with plenty of side-trips along the way.
consulting geologist John Balsley will lead the field seminar "Foreland
Basin Clastic Reservoirs: Book Cliffs, Utah," a nine-day
course that begins Aug. 16 and features four-wheel drive expeditions,
a river run and an up-close encounter with the magnificent Book
and registration for these and all AAPG
education offerings or call 1-818-338-3387 (USA only).