MSA Field Trip - September 2020
MSA FIELD TRIP INFORMATION
MEET TIME: 9:00 AM in Payson (meeting location will be sent after registration)
END TIME: The trip will end by 5 PM
LIMITED TRIP: Limit of 15 people
TRAVEL NOTE: Please allow at least 1/2 hour more time than normal to get to Payson via Highway 87 due to guardrail replacement. I have gone to Payson twice in the last month and the delay was about 1/2 hour each time. The delays were not noted on the state of Arizona highway condition website.
VEHICLE: Medium clearance vehicles with 2wd OK.
SAFETY: We will be using masks when close and practicing social distancing.
Please bring a whistle in case we need to find you or gather up the participants.
RECOMMENDED: sturdy shoes or boots; bright safety colors because of hunting activities; and normal day hiking items.
MATERIAL: We will be collecting from the Pennsylvanian Naco Formation at two different sites: the first one near Whispering Pines and the second one near Tonto Creek Estates. Fossils include brachiopods, corals, crinoids, sponges and trace fossils. We will hike about 4 miles on moderate slopes.
TRIP LEADER: John Christian
RSVP REQUIRED by Friday @ 6 PM - MSA Members Only