Dana Hill Metagabbro
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 Friends of the Grenville
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Leo Nadeu at FOG 2012 
Trip co-leader Leo  Nadeau showing off  some fantastic Grenville outcrops during the 2012 FOG adventure.  

FOG 2012 stop

This year's Friends of the Grenville Field Trips took us across the shores of Parry Sound to  the charming villiage of Huntsville.The rocks and the weather were terrific.  Thanks   Tony and Leo for all of your dedication and hard work.  This was a wonderful FOG field conference!

For information and Guide Books from previous FOG adventures click below
FOG Guidebook  2009
FOG 2010
FOG 2011
FOG 2012
To download a copy of the 2010 Guidebook, click on search databases and then select OGS Publication.  On the first screen that comes up, in the first option given pick begins with, and then type in OFR6230.  That will bring up the guidebook.  If you click on view publication, it will bring up the guidebook and you can save a copy of it.  


NYSGA (New York State Geological Association Web Page (2008 field conference in Lake George)
GSA  Geological Society of America

Eric L Johnson FOG Coordinator
Dr. Eric Lee Johnson


The Friends of the Grenville (FOG) is a loose-knit fraternity that formally came into existence in 1972 but whose roots really go back to a monumental, 3000-km-long, 12-day field trip led by Hugh R. Wynne-Edwards. Since 1970, there has been an unbroken chain of annual, September-October, two-day excursions that alternate between Ontario, Quebec, and New York.  FOG is a "nonorganization" with no dues and no formal membership. A Friday-night gathering welcomes participants with an overview of the fieldtrip and a Saturday-night banquet salutes fieldtrip leaders and the participant having travelled the farthest to join the "Friends". It is the mixture of friendships developed over the years , the rocks and their beautiful enigmas, and the frank and broad discussions on their potential solutions that keep drawing FOG members back, year after year, rain or shine.


FOG 2013

 Mesoproterozoic Rocks of the Hudson Highlands of NewYork and Adjacent Manhattan Prong

Nicholas Ratcliffe and  Henry Helenek

OCTOBER 19-20 2013

Notice: FOG 2013 has been cancelled .

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FOG 2013 lodging information

Lodging for Friday and Saturday nights is available in cabins at the Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center, 60 Denton Lake Road, Holmes NY( http://holmescamp.org/). The camp is located about 4 miles north of Exit 17 off I-84, west of Brewster, NY.

Bunk beds in one of 3 unisex, rustic cabins sleep as many as 12 per cabin. Sleeping bags, or blankets, towels etc. will be needed. Cabins are heated, and have hot water and showers.

Reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis by calling Mare Galiano at 845-878-6383 or e-mailing holmes@holmescamp.org

 Please place reservations at least two weeks before the conference.

 The Holmes staff will assign registrants to one female residential cabin and two male residential cabins as received. The cost / person / night is $25.

Camp (tenting) sites are also available at a cost of $15.00/night.  Campers have use of the restroom/shower facilities at the cabin sites.

Payment ahead of arrival is appreciated. Payment by check or credit card.

 Click here for Registration Information


Courtesy of Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY  13820