HGS Central Texas Field Trip

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2009 HGS Central Texas Field Trip
April 25-26, 2009
Who should attend?

  • Those new to Texas or new to geology (or both)
  • Those wanting a refresher for basic field geology
  • Those with an interest in central Texas geology
  • Those interested in networking
  • Those who just want an excuse to get out of the car to check out the roadcuts
The registration fee ($185 members and $210 for non-members) includes the field guide, transportation, lodging, and Saturday morning meal and lunch provided by Jason's Deli. The hotel has a continental breakfast. Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch will be the participant's responsibility.  Please specify if you have any dietary or rooming needs. Deadline to sign-up is April 17, 2009.
We will be travelling by 12-passenger vans to various geological sites throughout Llano Uplift and Hill Country of Central Texas. Leave from the HGS Office parking lot at 6:00 AM, 14811 St. Mary's Lane, Houston, 77079.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to check in. Participants must sign a waiver.
Stops include:
  • Bastrop Area -- Colorado River, Calvert Sands
  • Austin Area -- Mt. Bonnello, 360 Outcrop, Fossil collecting, with lunch will be provided by Jason's Deli at the outcrop
  • Marble Falls Area -- Slaughter Gap, Hoover Point Scenic Overlook
  • Burnett Area -- Inks Lake, Longhorn Caverns (depending on arrival time, tour of the caverns is optional.)
  • Enchanted Rock State Natural Area 
  • Llano Area -- Llanite Dike, Wilbern Formation, Hickory Sandstone, Packsaddle Schist.  Lunch will be at Cooper's BBQ in Llano, other restaurants are nearby.

We will stay in Marble Falls at the Hill Country Inn, 1101 US Hwy 281, (830) 693-3637. We expect to return to the HGS Office on Sunday evening, approximately 7PM. The field trip is designed for an introduction to Texas geology. Discussion is encouraged throughout the trip. Student drivers for the vans are needed and will result in a lower trip cost. For additional information, please contact the trip leader, Tom Miskelly, at thomas.miskelly@sjcd.edu. Click here and here to see two photo albums from last year's trip.  Lastly, many thanks to the HGS Field Trips Committee for organizing the trip this year.

April 25th, 2009 5:45 AM   through   April 26th, 2009 7:30 PM
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