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OSU GeoClub in the Pyrenees – Pictures!

July 1st, 2008

In 2007, the OSU Geo Club took a trip to Spain to explore the Pyrenees mountains. Below the slideshow, we’ve listed some of the highlights from their itinerary…

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June 2: Arrive in Barcelona

June 3-4: Tourism in the city (& recovery from jet lag!)

June 5: Depart Barcelona & end in St. Llorenc de Murnys
Highlights: Catalan Coastal Range, Montserrat Monastery and alluvial fan complex, Ebro basin, Vallfagona thrust and Ripoll syncline, Eastern Pyrenees

June 6: Depart St. Llorenc de Murnys & end in Peramola
Highlights: Growth strata of St. Llorenc de Murnys, Pedraforca thrust sheets, Morreres backthrust + Axial zone

June 7: Day hike in Peramola region
Highlights: Thrust sequence, syntectonic sedimentation, and paleotopography

June 8: Depart Peramola & end in Tremp
Highlights: Rio Pallaresa, Ebro Basin, south central Pyrenees, Sierras Marginales and Montsec thrust sheets

June 9: Depart Tremp & end in Sort
Highlights: Tremp basin, Boixols thrust and axial zone thrust system

June 10: Day hike in the High Pyrenees
Highlights: Pyrenees glacial chronology, Pyrenees high country

June 11: Depart Sort & end in Bagneres de Luchon, France
Highlights: Axial zone, North Pyrenean fault, north Pyrenean thrust belt

June 12: Depart Bagneres de Luchon & end in Carcasonne
Highlights: The mantle, French food, a walled city

The GeoClub extends a big thank-you to everyone who made this trip possible!

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