This week, Ohio State University students mapped their first area: South Ephraim Canyon. We were split into groups of three and learned to map contacts and marker beds for units within the Colton Formation in Utah. We also made comprehensive unit descriptions and a cross section based off the attitudes and locations of rock outcrops we collected in the field. At the end of the week, we took an overnight camping trip to the Alta/Little Cottonwood Canyon area to see igneous and metamorphic outcrops and map out unit contacts. We all still have high spirits and are definitely getting in better shape! Click in the title to view photos.
Lienne Sethna, OSU AIPG Student Chapter President