sjudge July 26th, 2009
Ephraim, Utah. Research Day 2 (July 11).
Field work began on one of the cuestas north of Ephraim, commonly called White Hill. This particular cuesta rises to a height of 6,381 ft in elevation — a good climb for our first day out in the field in the dry Utah heat. We used our first official day as a day of reconnaissance, examining several quarries located on White Hill and also examining a rather large tuff exposed around the cuesta. Phil is planning on conducting research primarily in the quarries in an attempt to stratigraphically correlate the Green River Formation locally, while Bill is going to research the multiple tuff beds present in the formation.