Field Trip Information

Field Trips have a limitation on the number of participants. There is a sign-up sheet on the Registration Table in the lobby. First Come First Served

 

Geology Field Trip (Morning)

Title: General Geology of the Silver City Area

Location: Boston Hill Open Space in Silver City

Date and Time: Saturday February 24, 2018. Meet at steps of Fine Arts Center Theater about 0830 am and carpool to Market St. Trailhead. End by 1130 am.

Trip Description: Hike to top of Boston Hill and review of the local geology (rocks, minerals, fossils, stratigraphy, structure, and plate tectonics). Hike is about 2 miles round-trip, moderate grade, with rough ground disturbed by historic mining activity. Bring water, wear sturdy shoes and hats, and expect cool to cold weather. Limit is 15 participants. Sign up Thursday Morning.

Trip Leaders: Corrie Neighbors and David Menzie

Corrie is Assitant Professor of Geology, GIS at WNMU.

Dave Menzie is a retired professional geologist.

 

 

Hydrology Field Trip (Afternoon)

Title: History and Hydrology of the Big Ditch and Urban Storm Water – Then, Now, and the Future

Location: Silver City Historic District

Date and Time: Saturday February 24, 2018. Meet at steps to Fine Arts Center Theater about 0100 pm and carpool to La Capilla. End by 0330 pm.

Trip Description: Hike from La Capilla to Bullard and College St. and review the historic Big Ditch flooding. Learn about past and current hydrological research related to urban storm water in Silver City. Hike is about 1.5 miles round-trip with moderate grade on one short section but mostly flat urban setting. Bring water, wear sturdy shoes and hats, and expect cool to cold weather. Limit is 15 participants. Sign up Thursday Morning.

Trip Leaders: Corrie Neighbors, Raven Jackson, and David Menzie

Raven is a student at WNMU.

Corrie is Assistant Professor of Geology, GIS at WNMU.

Dave Menzie is a retired professional geologist.

 

Archaeology Field Trip (all day)

Title:  Mimbres Archaeology

Location:  Trip will leave from the Forest Service parking lot (3005 East Camino del Bosque, Silver City) at 8:30 AM and will release at the Gila Cliff Dwellings at approximately 3:00 PM.  Alternately, some participants can arrange to join the group at the Mimbres Cultural Heritage Site (Mattocks Ruin) at approximately 9:15 AM. Limit 20

Trip Description:  Visit the Mattocks Ruin (Mimbres Cultural Heritage Site), Three Bells Site (Forest Service), and TJ Ruins (Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument).  At each site, individuals familiar with work conducted at the site will lead a tour.  A different site may be substituted for Three Bells, depending on road conditions.  Short hikes will occur throughout the day.  A high clearance vehicle is recommended for one portion of the tour but we should be able to briefly car-pool if necessary.  Bring water, lunch, a full tank of gas, and appropriate footwear and gear; expect cool to cold weather.

Trip Leaders: Chris Adams and Wendy Sutton.