September 18, 2012
Accretionary Wedge #50: Field Camp / Trip Moments
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
Ron Schott recently reminded me that I am hosting September’s Accretionary Wedge geoblog carnival. Sorry for the late posting, but quite honestly I forgot that I was hosting this month! Fortunately, I’ve thought of a fun topic, and the deadlines for the wedge are somewhat fluid. I’ll make entries due on October 10th.
Here’s the topic:
Share a fun moment from geology field camp or a geology field trip. You can share a story, a picture, a song, a slogan, a page from your field notebook– anything you like!
I think we all have many fun moments from geology field camp and trips. Feel free to share more than one, if you want! Here’s a few field camp and trip moments which I shared on Georneys in the past:
The Cow Game
Field Animal Favorites
How Not to Lose Wireless GPS Receivers
Beware the Jungle Raccoon
We were collecting fossils at Eighteen Mile Creek New York with the kids. We went back to the campground after a day of collecting, as we were pulling up to our site, we spied three raccoons stealing our box of sweet corn. We had over fifty in our party so it was a big box of corn. Two of the masked critters pushing, one pulling on that box and they were almost to the woods. We yelled at them to stop stealing our food. Caught in the act, did they run off? Well yes but with corn stuffed under their armpits. And two of those kids are oilfield geologists today, start em early. I’m sure those three raccoons are robbing banks by now.
Great story, Norm! Thanks for sharing!
I find this pretty hilarious now (even if I didn’t then) – my first volcano experience! https://blogs.agu.org/magmacumlaude/2012/09/21/field-memories-accretionary-wedge-50/
It was funny moment: running on the cliff http://bnselim.wordpress.com/2012/09/22/fun-moment-from-geology-trip-accretionary-wedge-50/
Here is my submission. Lots of good nostalgia. http://globalgeology.blogspot.ca/2012/09/accretionary-wedge-50-field-camp-trip.html
Mine is a bit boozy.
We made up a word to prank intro to field geology students… http://upsection.blogspot.ca/2012/10/a-little-cruel-and-quite-unusual.html
Here’s my report: http://highway8a.blogspot.com/2012/10/accretionary-wedge-50-fire-at-field-camp.html
Thanks for hosting. Here’s mine http://annsmusingsongeologyotherthings.blogspot.com/2012/10/accretionary-wedge-50-field-camp-trip.html
It’s a little early in the season, but winter can be a fun time for fieldwork…
Here’s mine- It was such a blast seeing the participants figure this puzzle out for themselves! http://outsidetheinterzone.blogspot.com/2012/10/omn-willamette-valley-geology_5.html
Here is my contribution to the wedge. It was fun going through the old stories…thanks for hosting! http://geotripper.blogspot.com/2012/10/accretionary-wedge-50-bad-karma-or.html
The tale of the tweaked pinkie…
and here’s mine. thanks for hosting — these will be fun to read!
The Catskills Conundrum, a brief tale about strike and dip
Here ye go, my dear! http://freethoughtblogs.com/entequilaesverdad/2012/10/10/fun-moments-in-the-field/
Better late than never? Here’s my belated post: http://tannislikesrocks.blogspot.com/2012/10/24-hours-notice.html
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