Alaska Quaternary Center

373 Reichardt Building
900 Yukon Dr.
PO Box 75-5940
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-5940

Phone: (907) 474-5433
Fax: (907) 474-5101


2004 Alaska Cell FOP- Denali Fault Trip

Denali Fault Field Trip participants (also, the newly formed Alaska Cell of the Friends of the Pleistocene) pose by a surface fault tace.

Everyone gathers around to listen to Gary Carver.  (Photo by Emily Molhoek)

An attempt at a dry stream crossing.... (Photo by Emily Molhoek)

Link to 2004 FOP Guidebook

2004 Guidebook

The Guidebook above to Permafrost and Quaternary Geology: Richardson and Glenn Highways, Alaska, from T.L. Pewe and R.D. Reger was used as a guide traveling down the Richardson Highway.  In addition participants were given a packet of supplemental materials including quads for each area travelled through, edited to include the field trip stops, along with other informational pamphlets.

The Denali Fault Field Trip was the inaugural trip, in which the FOP Alaska Cell was born.  It was all started when Evan Thoms volunteered his time to be trip leader and get the program running.

Organized by the Alaska Division of Geology and Geophysical Surveys and the AQC, the Denali Fault Field Trip took place on the 5-6th of September, 2004.

Trip Leaders:

  • Patty Burns, <>
  • Dr. Gary Carver, Professor Emeritus of Geology from Humbolt University
  • Dr. Dick Reger, Reger's Geologic Consulting
  • Mike Metz, M.C. Metz and Associates