The 2016 structure class fieldtrip went to the Maryland Appalachians. Ben van der Pluijm and colleague Charlie Onasch (BGSU, retired) took 41 students to several classic Appalachian stops on some of the coldest April days ever. Navigating a caravan of 7 vans is a little large and stop limiting, but it all worked out great with the help of 7 grad student drivers.  Wonderful stops, including the group picture at the famous Roundtop Railroad cut shown here. We saw lots of folds, cleavage, and faults, working from east (Blue Ridge) to west (Valley and Ridge) along the MD transect of the central Appalachian foreland fold-thrust belt.