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Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium

Hydrogeology Symposium Field Trips

2024 Symposium Field Trips

Stumphouse Tunnel near Walhalla, SC

DATES: March 27 and 29

Stumphouse Tunnel openingThe geologic connections around Walhalla, SC, will be examined on this year’s field trip. Of particular interest is the origin and relevance of the geologic units in the vicinity of the Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel, which is famed for its “blue granite”. This tunnel was started in 1865 as a shortcut for a railroad between Charleston, SC and the Ohio River valley, which previously required bypassing the mountains to the south in Georgia, but the tunnel system was never finished.

A visit to the adjacent ~200’ high Issaqueena Falls will be included. We will also examine rocks in the nearby Brevard Fault Zone and in Oconee State Park.

Guidebooks from previous field trips are available that include a trip overview, highlighted stops, plus maps.

Trip Registration

Registration is open for the Spring 2024 Field Trips; you can register more than one person at a time. All trips are 8-hour/CEC events. If you are registered for a trip, you will receive an update on times and locations at least two weeks prior to the trip. Lunch is provided.

Questions or Concerns?
Call: 864-656-3438