Field trip Itinerary

The goals of this field trip are to provide attendees a view of recent and historic monitoring in the well-known Central Pennsylvania springs described in Shuster and White (1971) and visit a current CZO.  We will visit with researchers from the Susquehanna-Shale Hills CZO at one of their monitoring sites.  Data loggers and sensors used to characterize springs will also be demonstrated. These stops will help provide attendees context for developing research questions around a carbonate CZO.

Sunday Aug 2

5:00 pm Depart Philadelphia Airport

8:30 pm arrive State College & check in at Penn Stater Hotel

Monday Aug 3

8:00 am Depart hotel for Shale Hills CZO, Scare Pond Road via sinkhole on Penn State Ag campus

9:30-10:50 am Shale Hills CZO

10:50 am Depart for Tyrone PA

11:30-12:30 pm Lunch stop Tyrone, near Hundred Springs

12:30-1:30 pm Hundred Springs on private property

1:30-1:45 pm Hundred Springs to Tytoona Cave and Arch Spring

1:45-3:30 pm Tytoona Cave and Arch Spring (NSS cave and private property)

3:30 pm Depart for Philadelphia

7:00 pm Arrive at Temple University and check into dormitory rooms

Geophysical survey of dye tracer test on the Shale Hills CZO conducted by Temple University.
Will and Bet White lead a cave tour. Tytoona cave entrance is a fenster, the underground route of Sinking Creek.  Has been explored to 300 m, about ¼ the distance to Arch Spring.  There are additional siphons.  Can look at sediment in the entrance of the cave
Arch Spring (on private property):  We can view the Arch along the path to the spring and view the spring from the ridge top. This spring is the rise of Sinking Creek at Tytoona Cave and is another spring in the Shuster and White study.  Contrast 1971 geochemical data and recent studies including REEs.