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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/25/2019 - 05/27/2019
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Location
Riverside INN

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Field Trip Leaders: Tim Goerdt & Phillip Barrett

Weather permitting we will be collecting Dinosaur Bones, Fossils, Petrified Wood, and Montana Moss Agates at two ranch locations.

Children, age 6 and older, are welcome but need to be closely supervised by their parents at all times.

Four-wheel drive is HIGHLY recommended for some locations and we can carpool for those who do not have four-wheel drive.

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK GLENDIVE MONTANA TRIP PAGE FOR ANY UPDATES OR CHANGES BEFORE WE LEAVE FOR THE FIELD TRIP.

Equipment to bring:

Rock pick, 5-gallon buckets, small shovel, rake, paint brush, pocket knife, gloves, sturdy footwear such as hiking boots, water (1 Gallon per person), sunscreen, hat, insect repellent, food/snacks, long pants recommended, cameras, backpacks, knee-pads.

Safety Considerations: 

You must always be aware of your surroundings and of your fellow rock-hounds above, below and around you.

Consider Safety glasses when using picks or rock hammers.

If you can not see anyone – no one can see you.  Hunt is pairs or if you must go solo, tell someone where you are going.  Cell phone coverage is limited to non-existent.

Hazards:

Rattlesnakes, Scorpions, Cactus, Rough Terrain, Sun/Heat, Wind, Livestock.

When searching near bushes, shrubs, trees, in holes, and turning over rocks – this is where animals live.  Use caution, suggest a “poken stick”.

Schedule and Cost:

• Saturday: $10.00 per person, per day. Evan’s Ranch: Montana Moss Agates – cash only. Children under 18 are free with a paying adult.

• Sunday: $70.00 per person, per day. Baisch’s Ranch (weather permitting): Dinosaur Bone, other Fossils and Petrified Wood – cash, personal checks accepted with proper identification. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult.

• Monday: Back up day in case of rain.

Hotels, Motels, Campgrounds:  Search Google for Glendive, Montana lodging or campgrounds.

Riverside Inn: http://www.riversideinnglendive.net/

Super 8 by Wyndham Glendive: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/glendive-montana/super-8-glendive/overview?CID=LC:SE::GGL:RIO:National:03319&iata=00065402

Yellowstone River INN: https://yellowstoneriverinn.net/

Where and When we will Meet: 

Saturday:  8:30 am, Riverside Inn Parking Lot

Sunday:  8:30  am, Riverside Inn Parking Lot

Monday:  8:30  am, Riverside Inn Parking Lot

Release FormsThe standard MMC release form can be used for this trip.

It is located on the MMC web site https://mnmineral.org/public-documents/

Complete in advance.

Directions:

From the Twin Cities, follow Interstate 94 West all the way to Glendive, Montana: 9 hours
Approximate Travel Time: (from Falcon Heights City Hall – MMC meeting location): 9.5 hours

Other Places of Interest:

• Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum
• Montana Dinosaur Trail
• Frontier Gateway Museum
• Tom Harmon’s Agate Shop in Savage, Montana
• Paddlefish Fishing on the Yellowstone River
• Prairie Fire Pottery in Beach, North Dakota
• Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora, North Dakota

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1 Comment
  1. Mike Ridgley 3 days ago

    I see Mike on the trip list but want to be sure you are aware there are 2 others coming as well. 3 total for Ridgley.
    Thanks

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