Field Trip - Saturday, November 7, 2009
Field Trip Updates (Meeting Place and Schedule, PDF format)
“Geology, Frontier History and Selected Wineries of the Hill Country Appellation, Central Texas Field Trip”
Field Trip Leader: Dr. Pete Rose, Rose and Associates, Austin, Texas
Meeting Place: Hotel Allandale (formerly the Northcross Suites) – Parking lot in front of the reception area.
7685 Northcross Drive, Austin TX 78757
Phone Number: +1 512 452 9391
Departure: 7:30 am (sharp!)
Note: Free breakfast is served at the hotel on Saturdays starting at 7:00 am so participants are highly encouraged to have an early start that day since the bus will depart at 7:30 am and will not wait for stragglers! Fieldtrip guidebook will be distributed on the bus.
Returning: 6:30 pm (approximately!)
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This field trip is an “old favorite.” It travels west from Austin across Lower Cretaceous carbonates and sandstones into the Paleozoic and Precambrian terrains of the Llano Uplift. Along the way, the colorful frontier history of the region is recounted – tales of Indians and US Cavalry, settlers and cowboys, Texas Rangers and outlaws. The region has now become famous for its developing wine-producing industry. The field trip will stop at three Hill Country wineries, where the relation between bedrock geology, terroirs and wine-types will be discussed and evaluated. This trip is specially designed for those interested in geology, history and wine. Click photo to view larger.