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GOL 135: Geology of Sideling Hill and Paw Paw Region, MD

One-day field trip Saturday, March 29, 2014 (Rain date: Sunday, March 30, 2014)

This field trip will examine the geology of the dramatic Sideling Hill roadcut on Interstate 68 in western Maryland. Exposed there are Mississippian sedimentary rocks that have been folded by the Appalachian mountain-building event. We will also visit the entrenched meanders of the Potomac River known as the Paw Paw Bends, and observe folding mechanisms in the Brallier Formation at the Paw Paw Tunnel along the C&O Canal. Note: This trip involves moderately strenuous hiking on forest trails. Meet in back of the CT building at 8:00 a.m.; Return by 7:00 p.m. For information about meeting time/place or other questions call (703) 323-3276 or email .

Logistics (What to bring, where to meet, what to expect, etc.)
In this YouTube video, I explain how GOL 135 courses work.
Pre-Trip Readings
"Pre-trip listening" (audio file with background information) (.WAV file) or
"Pre-trip listening" (audio file with background information) (.MP3 file)
Proper formatting

Current edition of the course handout


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