Field Trip

May 17 through 20, 2001 - Bob Christiansen and Gary Ernst will lead a four-day field trip to

Mt. Shasta and the Klamath Mountains.

photo of Bob Christiansen with Mt. Shasta in the background
Bob Christiansen in his element

photo of lake with granite slope in the background
Gary Ernst's kind of country. Granite Lake photo by Mike Diggles


Thursday, meet at either Geology Corner at Stanford or the main (northern) flagpole at USGS at 8:30 AM.
  • Some folks will stop at the Coffee Tree in Vacaville to join any "northerners" at about 10:30 AM.
  • Meet Bob Christiansen at the Chevron Station in the center of Mt. Shasta City at 1:30-2:00 PM.
  • Field work the rest of the day at Shasta and camp in a commercial campground there that Bob has picked out.

    Friday, More field work at Shasta and move to the Klamath Mountains.
  • Camp at Idylwild Campground. Bring water for Idylwild.

    Saturday, more field work in the Klamath Mountains.

  • Stay at Idylwild again

    Sunday, a bit more field work and drive home.

    We will pass out Klamath guidebooks at both gathering places Thursday morning and have several spares along for folks who join us along the way. Bob Christiansen will pass out Shasta guidebooks in Mt. Shasta City when we meet him there Thursday afternoon. If you want books after the trip (whether you went or not), email Mike Diggles at Try to ridepool with other folks and get together in cooking groups as well. If all else fails, show up at one of the two meeting spots at 8:30 and we'll try to combine folks in fewer cars.

    Sign Up: To come on this trip, just let us know. email Gary at and he will put your name on the list.

    We would like it if you (or at least one member of a couple or family) were current member of PGS to come on this trip. Dues for Academic Year 2000-2001 ($10.00) should be sent to Willie Lee, USGS, MS-977, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025. Willie's phone: 650-329-4781.

    Officers: Gary Ernst, President; Mike Diggles, Vice President; Vicki Langenheim, Secretary; Willie Lee, Treasurer

    Date created: 05/04/2001
    Last modified: 04/10/2003
    Created by: Mike Diggles, Vice President, PGS.

    c/o U.S. Geological Survey, MS-951, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025. (650) 329-5404. email Mike Diggles at
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