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Winter Term 2014 Regional Geology Field Classes

The Dunes  – Tuesday, January 28th or Saturday, February 1st. The Dunes trip focuses on the geologic history of the coast between Horsfall and Yachats.  The trip allows participants to observe and compare the northern portion of the trip with stops at Smelt Sands Beach, Heceta Head and Strawberry Hill with a volcanic signature with the coastal dune sheet associated with the Oregon Dunes Natural Resource Area. There will be the opportunity for several hikes out into the dunes between Florence and Coos Bay.

Cape Blanco  – Saturday, February, 15th or Sunday, February 16th. This trip will focus on the southern Oregon coast between Cape Blanco and Brookings.  The geology of the south coast will come to life with stops at Cape Blanco, Cape Sebastian, Harris Beach and Rainbow Rock. We will have the opportunity to observe igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, plus coastal processes and landslide activity.

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