Field Trip Notes
Don, Jim, James, Miriel, Nancy
New Trips: Clallam Fossils
Mt. Higgins Leaf Fossils
Sister’s Range Dunite
Greenwood Area (agate, japser, geodes)
Golden Horn (smoky quartz), tourmaline
JJ Quarry and Holly Meadows (Jasper)
Cedar Ponds Petrified Wood Adventure
Finney Creek Excursion
Green Mountain Garnets
Vesper Peak (gem quality grossular)
Plus others in the works...
Sign up Required for all trips. Very Important. All attendees MUST sign up prior to the departure date by either using the online form, or contacting the trip leader.
Minimum Equipment requirements for all trips-
First Aid Kit
Water for drinking
Meeting location: Southwest side of the Alderwood Target Parking Lot, 7AM
Trip-specific equipment requirements and itinerary changes will be published on the web site prior to each outing.
Always check the web site for updates and itinerary changes. ALWAYS check in the night before in case unforeseen circumstances mandate rescheduling or canceling a trip.
NEW REQUIREMENT PROPOSAL:
Field trips are open to all members in good standing who have attended a MINIMUM of 6 monthly meetings. Participation in a field trip last year, regardless of membership duration, grandfathers into this status for 2013.
Review the Difficulty Classification System
Class 1 No approach. Drive to the site and collect.
Class 2 Short hiking required, less than 1/4 mile, with modest elevation gain.
Class 3 Hiking more than 1/4 mile over good tread with moderate elevation gain.
Class 4 Aggressive hiking over steep trail, some scrambling likely. Requires significant conditioning.
Class 5 Aggressive hiking, scrambling and climbing to reach the collecting site.
Paid Fee Mining Sites under investigation:
Rock Candy Mountain
HAM RADIO COURSE
This weekend starts.
Saturday and Sunday, class work 9 to 4 PM
Next week: 9 to 4, but you’ll be leaving much earlier.