By G. Michael Clark, Edward J. Ciolkosz, J. Steven Kite, David A. Lietzke(auth.)

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Published by means of the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Field journey Guidebooks Series.

The geomorphology of the valuable and Southern Appalachians has been the topic of a number of previous tours. Johnson et al. (1933) led a gaggle from manhattan via New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and japanese so much West Virginia to the sixteenth foreign Geological Congress in Washington, DC. Butts et al. (1933) mentioned a few elements of Appalachian geomorphology in the course of their day trip from Washington to Morristown, Tennessee and go back. extra lately, Ciolkosz et al. (1971) led a geomorphology and soils journey from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Washington. Kite and Linton (1987) et al., prepared box tours for the 1st assembly of the Southeastern associates of the Pleistocene in japanese West Virginia. Bogucki et al. (1973) led a visit via nice Smoky Mountains nationwide Park; a part of this direction may be re-traversed on day certainly one of this day trip. Delcourt and Delcourt (1985) additionally performed a visit from Knoxville in the course of the nice Smoky Mountains and likewise visited the terraces of the Little Tennessee River. because the sixteenth IGC, the point of interest of Appalachian geomorphic study has shifted from hypothesis on total drainage evolution and outline and correlation of presumed erosion surfaces to quantitative description, process-oriented reports in keeping with equilibrium thoughts, and utilized study. curiosity is still excessive, despite the fact that, in learn that will support clarify the origins of topography and drainage during this vintage quarter.

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Exit From 1-64 onto US 220 north. Immediate right, then left, turns onto US 220 north. T150: 53 KEY M MISSISSIPPIAN o DEVONIAN 5 SILURIAN o ORDOVICIAN MAJOR ANTICLINES 1 - Hig htown 2 - Bolar 3 - Warm Springs 4 - Rich Patch I . s / 0 0 ~'j{M # ~~;~ / / ec, c 5 \ N ~ M ~ 0 v~ ~ ( ~ ( o 5 10 Miles FIGURE 34 Generalized geologic map of the Western Anticlines area, Virginia. (From Rader and Gathright, 1984, Figure 1, p. ~;SHI:RE-::::::::-l r------___ e. ~TION ~ BRALLIER MILLBORO FORMATION SHALE LI_CKI __N_G_C_RE_E_K __ L_L~_S_TO_NE ~ t-- _i S ~--------H-E-AL-I-N-G-SP-R-I-N-G-S-S-AND--S-T-O-NE---------~ NEW CREEK LIMESTONE UPPER LIMESTONE MEMBER 405 BIG MOUNTAIN SHALE CLIFTON FORGE SANDSTONE MBR.

Note alternating hollows filled with deep colluvium and topographic noses veneered with thin colluvium. Note W-shaped valley on right. Enter George Washington National Forest. Road cuts in shale on right. Scenic overlook on left. Begin remedial slope stability work on right. End repair work on right. Note small valley-axis block stream in hollow on right. 5 Warm Springs Mountain, 2345 ft (715 m). The excursion route now feature the carbonate-bedrock floored "thermal area" valleys of the "Western Anticlines" area of Virginia.

Road cuts in shale on right. Scenic overlook on left. Begin remedial slope stability work on right. End repair work on right. Note small valley-axis block stream in hollow on right. 5 Warm Springs Mountain, 2345 ft (715 m). The excursion route now feature the carbonate-bedrock floored "thermal area" valleys of the "Western Anticlines" area of Virginia. 5' quadrangle). The resistant bedrock exposed across the highway is the Tuscarora Sandstone; the lookout area is underlain by Rose Hill and "Keefer" lithologies.

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