Who’s Interested in Some Geogallivanting?

Summer adventuring season is almost upon us! Lockwood and I will be doing an epic trip to the Josephine Ophiolite next week, and hopefully later this summer we’ll make it to the John Day Fossil Beds. I had a coworker prodding me about those the other day. You know, I love it when folks get all up in my face asking about things I’m woefully ignorant about, because then I’m all like, “Right! Field trip!” or get heavily involved in research, and I adore that.

You know what else I love? Proving to people they’re smarter than they think. Also, showing them things that make their eyes pop wide.

Moi with maclargehuge glacial erratic on Whidbey Island. Photo snapped by Cujo359.

Moi with maclargehuge glacial erratic on Whidbey Island. Photo snapped by Cujo359.

So that’s why I’m saying I think it’s time to take a few of you out in the field. You know you wanna! If you’re in the area or will be coming by this summer, why not spend a Saturday or Sunday poking round the local geology with me? We’ll have good food and good fun and in some places can even bash on a rock or two.

If any of you are interested, let me know, and I’ll get some schedules worked out. We could have a few day trips, possibly even an overnight or two, depending on what you’re up for. I’ve got a few ideas of the places we could go. If you think of others, bung ‘em in the comments, and we’ll see what we can do.

I’d love to go geotripping with you!

Moi demonstrating wind direction on an Oregon dune. You, too, could watch me do silly stuff for science! Photo shot by Lockwood.

Moi demonstrating wind direction on an Oregon dune. You, too, could watch me do silly stuff for science! Photo shot by Lockwood.

Can’t make it? We’ll take enough photos and post enough delicious detail that you can be there with us vicariously. I won’t neglect you!

Comments

  1. Trebuchet says

    Mercy, that’s quite a rock! Where on Whidbey is it?

    Probably won’t be doing any actual touring with you but looking forward to joining you vicariously.

  2. rowanvt says

    I… I have 4 days off in July. If I don’t have enough baby snakes for the reptile show then I could skip it and drive up there. O_O

  3. Rob says

    Yes plz. Unfortunately, will have to wait until one of us can organise a 12,000km commute. Lots of photos in the meantime please.

  4. says

    Am I the only one who saw “geogallivanting” and immediately thought it was a Scandinavian liqueur?

    Anyway, I would definitely be interested in a geology field trip, if my schedule works out. Maybe you could organize an outing or two with one of the PNW’s great geology clubs.