Trip Leaders: Alan Cherepon, Sylvia Pope, and Scott Hiers
Sign up with Charlotte Sullivan ph: 512.809.0656 email: charolotte.sullivan(at)pnnl.gov
Assembly point: Pickle Research Center, 10100 Burnet Road, Austin 78758; Meet bus in visitor parking lot on North side of Burnet Rd entrance.
The next field trip of the AGS is scheduled for 2/25/17 from 7 AM to 5:30 PM in the greater Austin area, and will be a bring-your-own-box-lunch event so as to get the most out of the day. Six springs and seeps will be visited; one in each of the water bearing spring units, from the Glen Rose up through the Quaternary Terrace Deposits. This trip will emphasize that there are small springs and seeps all over Austin if you know where to look. These springs are less studied as compared to Barton or Seider’s Spring. The span of hydrogeology to be covered will compare and identify the reasons why specifying units in the Austin area springs can often be difficult. Some outstanding fossils, faults, scenery, and history will be seen and discussed. WARNING: Some of the sites are difficult to access, will require traversing steep slopes and slippery creek beds, water in the creek beds and getting feet wet. The suggested footwear is waterproof hiking boots or knee high rubber boots. The sites are unique and will be well worth the effort. Come join us for a field trip that promises to be worth your while.