Friday, January 21, 2011

Del Air Rockhounds Announce Beach Fieldtrip!

Join the Del Air Rockhounds for their annual trip to Gaviota and Refugio Beaches for fossil whalebone!  The fieldtrip will be lead by experienced Trip Guide, Jon Meredith and is scheduled for Saturday, January 29th, 2011.

We will be meeting at Refugio Beach at 10:30, then at Gaviota Beach at 1PM for the 1:30 low tide.

With the weather we've been having, the pickin's should be excellent again this year. After last year's storms, we found close to 500# of bone at Gaviota Beach. So come one, come all, and join us for a family friendly excursion to the beach.

There is a $10 per car fee for the beach (paying at one covers both). Dress in layers, might be cold....and wet....

→  Bring food and beverages, as the markets at the beaches are closed
      this time of year.
→  Bring a bucket or bag for your findings, and small gardening hand tools
      can come in handy. usual - look for the car covered in smiley faces!

Register in advance (appreciated but not required, though signing a waiver will be) by email to Jon at meredith (at)

Photo credits:  Don Ogden, Director, North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society