GSA GeoTrip "Iceland-A Student-Oriented Geotrip--August 1-15, 2002

Jim's Journal

After all of the work to prepare for the trip and make sure as much of it would go as smoothly as possible, we all made it to Iceland. I'd like to thank my two colleagues in this adventure who helped to make it all possible. They are my friends Edna Collis from the Geological Society of America and Toni Rottenberg from TRC Consultants. Without their extensive contributions none of this would have been possible. I'd also like to thank Lauren Eversoll for the excellent job she did as our camp manager.

The other thing that made this trip a success was the fantastic group of people who went along. It was amazing to see how rapidly the group bonded together. Within 24 hours, we had formed a tribe. There was never a complaint about the conditions we were living in or about the sometimes long bus rides. The long subarctic summer days made this somewhat easier to withstand, since there is always something beautiful to look at in Iceland. I think most of us slept better during these two weeks than we normally do. I know I did.

I'd also like to thank Heidi Galloway who managed to read and enter my handwritten journal into MS Word format so that it could be presented here.

Here is a list of the participants. Most of us have email accounts and can be reached by clicking the name. I will try to keep this list current as people move around.


Jim Reynolds       (leader)

Sigurður Mikælsson (driver)


Tanya Abela--Hofstra University Aaron Kofner--Cornell University
Lori Bennett--University of West Virginia (Radford University) Karen Krajenke--Hofstra University
Casey Billmayer--Montana Tech University John Paterson--University of Texas
Alana Brannon--Hofstra University Alexandra Rao--Georgia Tech University
Tyler Burks--Southern Oregon University Elise Reynolds--Brevard College Web Page
Elaine Danoff--San Francisco State University Jeffrey Riley--Florida Atlantic University
Lauren Eversoll (Camp Manager)--Brevard College  Web Page Anat Shahar--Cornell University
Brent Goehring--University of Washington Cheryl Sill--St. Cloud State University
Meredith Guhl--University of Texas  Web Page Richard David Smith--University on Kentucky
Neal Heatwole--Radford University William Spencer--Union College
Nic Heidinger--University of Denver Web Page Garrett Timmerman--Michigan Tech University
Brian Hynek--Washington University Annelia Tinklenberg--Calvin College
Julie Jean--Michigan State University (University of California Santa Barbara) William Weiss--Hope College

Clicking in any of the boxes of the calendar below will take to the journal entry. Most days will eventually  include some photos.

August 2002

        August 1 
Greer SC to Baltimore, MD
 August 2
 August 3
Reykjavík to Hveravellir
August 4
Hveravellir to Reykjahlið
August 5
Around Reykjahlið
August 6
Around Reykjahlið
August 7
Reykjahlið to Askja
August 8
Askja to Egilsstaðir
August 9
Egilsstaðir to Skaftafell
August 10
Skaftafell National Park
August 11
Skaftafell to Kirkjubæjarklaustur
August 12
Kirkjubæjarklaustur to Landmannalaugar
August 13
August 14
Landmannalaugar to Reykjavík
August 15
Reykjavík to Brevard, NC

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