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Fall Field Frolic 2017

September 12, 2017

Dr. Yule led yet another successful field frolic this year from August 19-25! The trip included seeing the total solar eclipse on August 21st in the path of totality in Idaho, as well as stops to explore the 1983 Borah Peak earthquake rupture, the Bitterroot metamorphic core complex, the Idaho batholith, the Columbia River basalt and the Ruby-East Humboldt Range metamorphic core complex. 

This year's trip participants included: Marilyn Hanna, Doug Yule, Julian Lozos, Karen Savage, Paul McBurnett, John Wiesenfeld, Mike and Kris Tacsik, Sirena Ulloa, Natalie Packard, Kelly Lourcey, David Carpenter, Mark and Diane Karagianis, Jasmine Murdock, Brittany Huerta, Bryan Castillo, George Peraza, Mary Ringwood, Kaitlyn Amodeo, Jozi and Zoie Pearson, Caryn, Rich, William, and Wyatt O'Neill, Steve and Nancy Van Wagoner, Kristen Brown, Sinclair Vowels, Syrus Parvizian, Andrew, Brook, and AJ Payne, Maggie, Ryan and Jason Compton, Wendy Bryant, Abby Gwinn, Sara Gallagher, Ryan Waldman, Jackson Koos Davis, Louis!

Day1. The group ready to depart Lot G3 on the morning of August 19th, 2017.


Day 2. Lunch stop at Willard Bay State Park, Great Salt Lake, Utah.


Day 2. Night-before-eclipse burrito dinner preparations for 42 people at a 'campsite' at the end of logging road, Lost River Range near Borah Peak, Idaho, elevation 8600'.


Day 3. Dr. Yule using the dusty truck as a blackboard.



Day 3. Basking in the eclipse-glow with Doublesprings Pass duplex in Mississippian limestone in background.


Day 3. View to south along fault scarp of the M7.3 1983 Borah Peak earthquake.


Day 5. Heading to metamorphosed peridotite outcrop (anthophyllite, chlorite, clinopyroxene, antigorite) across Selway River, central Idaho.


Day 5. Outcrop of mylonitic graondiorite at the Dworshak Dam and Reservoir near Ahsahka, Idaho.


Day 7. Angel Lake, NV with Greys Peak (elev. 10,676 ft) behind.