Field Trips

Field trips are held monthly, and can be collecting trips, educational trips (both in the field and/or to local museums), or simply to another club's show. Many times, we join with other clubs to share experiences. For many, going on a field trip is the joy of getting out and enjoying nature. Some field trips will include natural wonders and historical sites along with rock hounding.

YVGMS members and non-members are welcome to join us on any field trip, provided that everyone signs a waiver prior to beginning the trip. Anyone under 18 must have a guardian on the trip who signs the waiver. To sign up for a field trip, use the link below. Please make sure to include your name, telephone number, and any message to the trip organizer.

Upcoming field trips will be shown below and on our calendar. An occasional trip may get added at the last minute. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please notify the field trip chairman, D. Gibbs via email. Please note: if there are not enough participants or the weather is bad, the trip may be cancelled.

Future Field Trips

 
GEODE HUNTING WITH JIM
SEPT. 11, 2021

GEODES

ONE DAY

FREE

WE WILL BE GOING EAST ON I 10, TOWARDS BLYTHE, TO THE WILEY WELLS EXIT, THAN SOUTH TO SEVERAL SITES.
WE WILL SIGN THE CLUB'S WAIVER AT THE MEETING SITE.
DESERT AREA SO BRING PLENTY OF LIQUIDS AND YOUR SNACKS.
NO SERVICES AND FEW TREES.
YOU WILL NEED COLLECTION BUCKETS, HAND SHOVEL OR RAKE, HAT, AND SUN SCREEN.

MORE DETAILS WILL BE POSTED AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE DATE.

Overnight Lodging (trips over one day in length)

NIL

Collection Difficulty

3-4: Flat ground, unpaved sections, handicap access with some help.

Vehicle Restrictions

5: Two-wheel, vehicle parking on rough terrain or trail end

Reference Book and Book Site

GEM TRAILS OF S CA 2003

9-10-11

Attendees List

DARWIN MINING DISTRICT
APRIL 11, 2021

Gold, silver, lead, zinc, tungsten, copper, scheelite, pyrite, galena, fluorite, calcite epidote, orthoclase, aurichalcite, hematite, jasper, agate (including blue agate), feldspar, andradite, serpierite, slag and many, many more

ONE TO TWO DAYS

FREE TRIP

GO UP I 15 TO HESPERIA, TAKE THE I 395 EXIT NORTH TO OLANCHA, THAN RIGHT ON 190 TO DEATH VALLEY. RIGHT AT THE STOP SIGN TO DEATH VALLEY. PARK AT THE DARWIN ROAD TURNOFF WHERE WE WILL MEET AT 9 AM.
MEETING SPOT IS APPROXIMATELY 4 HOURS FROM YUCAIPA. YOU CAN GET AN EARLY START AND MEET US AT DARWIN ROAD, OR YOU CAN GET A MOTEL IN LONE PINE THE NIGHT BEFORE.
(IF YOU ARE STAYING SATURDAY NIGHT IN LONE PINE, WE CAN EAT SUPPER TOGETHER. MEET US AT THE PIZZA FACTORY AT 6 PM.)
WE WILL ALSO DRIVE THROUGH THE TOWN OF DARWIN, A SLAG AREA, AND HILLSIDES WHERE THE MINERS LIVED IN HOLES.
THE MAIN AREA HAS 16 MINES TO EXPLORE. WALKING IS EASY TO DIFFICULT.
YOU ARE IN THE DESERT SO BRING PLENTY OF DRINKS, FOOD, HATS, AND SUNSCREEN.
THERE ARE NO SERVICES AFTER OLANCHA.

UPDATE: 3.31

CHECKED THE AREA AND THE ROAD HAS A WASH OUT SPOT. BE SURE AND WEAR YOUR HIKING BOOTS. FOUND ANOTHER MINING AREA AND PICKED UP SAMPLES OF MINERALS I HAVE NEVER SEEN. GOING TO BE A GOOD DAY.

BE SURE AND SIGN UP WITH D. GIBBS IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING.

UPDATE 4 3
WHEN WE LEAVE DARWIN WE WILL NOT BE GOING BACK TO OLANCHA, BUT RATHER MAKING A LOOP BACK TO RED MOUNTAIN.

Overnight Lodging (trips over one day in length)

IF YOU CHOOSE TO DRIVE UP THE DAY BEFORE, LODGING IS FOUND IN LONE PINE

Collection Difficulty

5: Quarter to half mile trail to site with moderate difficulty.

Vehicle Restrictions

5: Two-wheel, vehicle parking on rough terrain or trail end

Reference Book and Book Site

Attendees List

Marvin, Judy-Linda, Dennis-Jeff-Richard, Ann-Todd, Eloise-Irene+3,-Lee-Jessee+2-Deana, Caleb-

PO Box 494  Yucaipa, CA 92399