• What we'll do
TRIP IS FOR GEOLOGY, GEO-SCIENCE, & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE STUDENTS PLUS PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS. MAXIMUM SIZE OF TRIP 33 PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING LEADER).
A one-day trip from the Ventura anticline oil field, north along Hwy 33 across the western Transverse Ranges fold and thrust belt, and then through the Cuyama Basin and oil fields along Hwy 166. Emphasis will be on the structural geology, oil field traps, and petroleum systems. Trip is led by Thomas L. Davis from the Geologic Maps Foundation (wwwgeologicmapsfoundation.org). Trip is hosted by UCSB's AAPG Student Chapter. Participants must supply their own vehicles and lunches (car pooling is a must).
Participation on the trip requires a minimum donation to the Foundation of $30.00/student participant (discounted considerably from the professional rate for one-day field trips). Please read and understand the cancellation policy before signing-on. This is a fund raiser for the nonprofit Geologic Maps Foundation (GMF), www.geologicmapsfoundation.org. GMF is a 501 (c) (3) organization and donations are tax deductible. Funds go towards the operating costs of GMF's and its recent efforts can be viewed at
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Most field trip stops are along the paved highways plus there will be one or two short-hikes of less than half a mile.
Trip will use portions of several guidebooks that are available online:
Cross sections are available online and sections #s 4, 5 & 6 are most relevant to this trip:
• What to bring
Usually the weather in early June is warm and sunny. However, there is a slight chance of cooler and windy weather, so be prepared with clothing. Will need boots or hiking shoes, canteens, day pack, hat, sunblock, note book and pencils. You might want to bring a bug net to put over your head; just in case gnat & flies are out. Participants must bring their own drinks (non-alcoholic only) and lunches. • Important to know
Review guidebook and cross sections links before trip.