Trip to the Eastern Sierra and Mammoth

Greetings South Coasters!

We are excited about the upcoming trip to the eastern Sierra and Mammoth, are you?  The Trip will be conducted September 9-11, with Friday the 9th being an optional day.  We have our campground, the Pine Glen group campground reserved for the evenings of the 9th and 10th.

Details on the schedule for the trip include:

Friday:

·         Member Paul Parmentier has organized a tour of the Ormat Geothermal Plant for us (see Ormat Brochure).  The first twenty people to sign up for this portion of the trip may accept Ormat’s gracious invitation.  Ormat has accepted to introduce the Geothermal Power Plant which is a special exception given late Friday time.  We hope that you will take this opportunity to be there and hear about that geothermal development.

o   Directions: Take the 395 north to Hwy 203. Get off on Hwy 203 exit and turn right. The first left you come to about a block off the freeway is Antelope Springs Road. Turn left there. Go up about a block and a half to Casa Diablo Cutoff Rd, turn right. Pull up to the gate, hold the button in on the speaker box. After you hear the beep, continue to hold the button in, announce yourself as a South Coast participant, and the CRO will open the gate.

o   Also due to weather changes a sweatshirt or light jacket is recommended to have on hand.

·         Dinner will be on your own if you decide to join us and camp on the 9th (highly recommended)

Saturday:

·         Saturday will include the following stops:

o   Panum Crater:  Dr. Prem Saint will discuss glaciers and Dr. Brandon Browne will discuss rhyolitic volcanics

o   Mono Lake visitors center: This will feature a discussion of the Lake and hopefully we can visit the Tufa Towers

o   Mono Lake Park: We will luncheon and be treated to a discussion of the history and on-going politics of Mono Lake delivered by Dr. Saint

o   Horseshoe Lake: Dr. Browne will discuss the volcanic features and Margie B. DeRose of the US Forest Service will discuss the USFS activities in the area

o   Earthquake fault: Ms. DeRose and Dr. Browne will discuss Earthquake Fault, and why geologists like us are right to scoff

·         Catered breakfast, boxed lunch, and dinner are included; as always, the extensive South Coast beverage collection is included with admission, including margaritas

Sunday:

·         Sunday will include the following stops:

o   Lake Crowley overlook or Big Pumice Cut: Dr. Browne will discuss the volcanic history of Long Valley

o   Owens Gorge: We will discuss the columnar rosettes in the Bishop Tuff

o   Pumice Quarry: A discussion of Bishop tuff stratigraphy

o   From the Pumice Quarry, the trip will disband, however you are encouraged to continue exploring this geologic paradise!

·         Catered breakfast and box lunches are included, including snacks and beverages of choice

This year we do not have a bus because of the remote location so we need to plan for rides.  If you can drive, are planning on catching or ride, or are desperate for a ride, please note that on the attached registration form which should be submitted with payment to the SCGS PO Box.  Sign up soon REGISTRATION DEADLINE AUGUST 31!

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