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Field Trip to Bisti Badlands (Nov 12)

November 12, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Free – $10.00

Winged Manta formation

Geology of Bisti Badlands, San Juan Co, N.M. – Nov 12, 2022

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Registration Fee is $10/person

We will examine and discuss the K-T boundary and the controversy over the timing of dinosaur extinction with Jim Fassett, long-time San Juan Basin expert.  Then we will continue on to the Bisti Wilderness Area to view and discuss world class badlands topography.

Download a flyer with more info and enticing photographs here:  Bisti_announcement.

Itinerary: Meet in Office Depot Parking Lot in Bodo Park at 7:30am Nov 12 and leave by 8:00.  We will view the K-T boundary at two stops, then continue to the Bisti / De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area.   We will hike approximately 4 miles roundtrip across relatively flat terrain to view and discuss the geological processes that produced the hoodoos, pedestal rocks and “cracked” or “alien” eggs.  We will return to Durango by 5 pm.

Transportation:  Carpool in 4 or 5 Personal Vehicles from the Office Depot parking lot.

Meals:  B.Y.O. Lunch, snacks and drinks.  We will eat lunch on the “trail”.

Note:  Bring plenty of water, hiking sticks and wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots – lots of uneven ground and loose footing.

Handouts:  PDF files of references, links and brief descriptions of stops will be distributed to participants before the trip.

Registration: Must be a FCGS member to participate (click HERE to join)YOU MUST FILL OUT THIS RELEASE FORM AND BRING IT SIGNED ON SATURDAY (click HERE to download release form)

For More info Contact Chris Heine or 610-256-4002

                                or Jim Corken or 970-759-2567



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November 12, 2022
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Free – $10.00