Five catered gourmet meals will be provided at the
campground by Menghini Winery.
The cost includes a published field trip guidebook
which will be available for sale after the
We will see some fascinating but relatively obscure
geology our group has not seen in over 10 years,
and many have never seen.
Monte Marshall will discuss 25 years of collecting
paleomagnetic data in the Coyote Mountains and
Volcanic Hills. What does it tell us about this
region specifically and North America in
Charlie Winker will speak about his work with Susan
Kidwell on the Miocene-Pleistocene basin sediments.
The stratigraphic nomenclature in this work,
published in 1996, has been adopted by most current
researchers in the area.
Retired County Geologist Charlie Lough will speak
about areas of current research in the area. There
are many unanswered questions that are ripe for
There will be an optional noon-4pm hike to the
Domelands on Friday. There will be evening programs
in camp Friday and Saturday. A three mile round
trip hike is planned for a little known side canyon
east of Canyon Sin Nombre on Saturday. A short 1/2
mile hike in the gorge of the eastern Volcanic
Hills will take place on Sunday. At 2pm Sunday will
be a recognition ceremony at the Imperial Highway Monument.