Upcoming Field Trips

Outlined below is a tentative schedule of Rock Trip sites for 2017-18.

We have leaders for some of the trips but we need more volunteer leaders. Since we don't have a Rock Trip Director, we are trying to do it by committee. If we don't have a leader for a specific trip, it may be canceled. We would also like to determine interest. If you are interested in a specific trip please sign-up at one of our meetings.

Unless we have enough interest, we may change the site or cancel the trip. If you have a site in mind that is not on the list below please inquire about future plans. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Mike Eggelston

President, PGMC,Inc.

FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE FOR 2017-2018:

2017

Date, Location, Material

September 16th, Babcock Peak, Rose quartz

October 14-15th, Searls Lake (Trona, CA), Halite/Salt

November 11th, Quincy Quarry, Travertine

December, No field trip

2018

Date, Location, Material, Vehicle access, Site difficulty

January 13th, Eggleston Rock Pile, Various 1, 1

February 10th, Forks of the Butte, Mariposite 4, 5

March 10th, Sawmill Peak, Rhodonite and Crystals 7, 6

April 21th, Peterson Peak, Smokey quartz 7, 6

May 12th, Walker Creek Ranches, Jasper 5

June 16th, Black Rock Desert, Geodes and Agates

Field Trips

TRIP DIFFICULTY RATING SCALE

VEHICLE ACCESS & PARKING RATING

  1. Vehicle access and parking to include bus’s, RV’s, handicap vehicles, handicap parking available.
  2. Vehicle access and parking to include bus’s, RV’s, handicap vehicles, handicap parking available.
  3. Vehicle access and parking good for most vehicles and RV‘s, nospecific handicap parking.
  4. Vehicle access and parking good for most vehicles and RV‘s, nospecific handicap parking.
  5. 2 wheel, vehicle parking on rough terrain or trail end.
  6. 2 wheel access or parking on roads, dirt or gravel, limited parking areas, car pooling may be recommended.
  7. Difficult access by 2 wheel drive, high clearance required (2 wheel SUV‘s, truck’s).
  8. 4 x 4 or high clearance with Positraction or all wheel slip prevention equipped vehicles.
  9. 4 x 4 required due to unknown and possibly difficult roads and trails. Possible inclement weather causing changing road conditions on approach or return.
  10. 4 x 4 required, high clearance necessary, experienced 4 x 4 driver. Recovery equipment required, basic survival supplies aboard each vehicle.

COLLECTION OR VIEWING SITE RATING

  1. Flat ground or paved handicap access to and at site.
  2. Flat ground or paved handicap access to and at site.
  3. Flat ground, unpaved sections, handicap access with some help.
  4. Flat ground, unpaved sections, handicap access with some help.
  5. ¼ to ½ mile trail to site with moderate difficulty.
  6. ¼ to ½ mile with trails on hill sides, or through brush and creek beds
  7. ½ mile or more to site, difficult trails and ravines or water crossings. Potential exploration for additional sites.
  8. Difficult trails, difficult access to sites, or difficult collecting conditions at the site. Unknown trail or collecting conditions at other unknown sites in the area. Exploration trips for additional sites in rough terrain.
  9. Experienced and equipped expedition participants only.
  10. Experienced, and equipped, and physically fit participants only.

If you need more information about these trips please call Bob Davis at 530-321-2585

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