Federation Fieldtrip 2015
September 16-21 2015

Federation Field Trip September 16 - 20

Four experienced local field trip leaders from the Owyhee area will lead us to several nice locations where we will find burnt wood, colorful wood, moss agate, plume agate, jasper and blue opalized thunder eggs. We will be traveling to Graveyard Point, Succor Creek, Wagon Town, Grassy Mountain and Hoodoo Basin.

 Wednesday September 16 is a travel day. Wednesday night will be registration at our central camping location, which will be a large open field on BLM land about two miles north of the Succor Creek State Park in the Succor Creek State Recreation area. The entrance to the recreation area is just east of Homedale ID on highway 19 and can be found on Google maps. There will be signs posted. This will be free dry camping with no shade, no tables, no fire rings, and with portable outhouses. We can fit many vehicles and tents on this site. There are options if you want more comfort. Succor Creek State Park just south has vault toilets, is also free, has shade and tables, but has a limited number of camping sites and is first come. Given Hot Springs, and River Haven RV Park are around 30 miles away and have multiple camping options at different prices. You can also stay at area hotels.

Thursday through Sunday we will run one or two field trips each day. We will meet at 8:00 AM, leave at 8:30AM on Thursday morning at the central camping area. We will post meeting areas for the other days. Thursday night we will have a large potluck at the central camping site. Friday night a rock swap, so bring extra food and swap material.  You could also soak in the hot springs one night. You can leave Sunday night or Monday morning.

Bring a variety of hard rock and digging tools along with sun protection. Many of these roads will be rough and require high clearance vehicles and good tires.

Please email warrenrood@yahoo.com with the number of people in your group and camping option by Sept. 5, so we can plan camping and field trip details. A special thanks to Ithel Kildow from the Owyhee club for his help.

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Warren Rood | Email warrenrood@yahoo.com