Succor Creek Geology Tour

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Friends of the Owyhees: Tim Davis, owyheefriends@gmail.com or (541) 212-1907
For more details and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-succor-creek-geology-tour-group-2-tic…

This trip we will be guided by Sammy Castonguay, a geologist with Treasure Valley Community College and Andrea Bowen a geologist for the BLM. Some equipment to survey the geology will be provided.

Expect 3-6 miles of hiking in rocky terrain/uneven ground with an elevation gain and loss of 1000 feet . Expect cool day and chilly nights. Expect to have mud in spots on the trail.

Explore new landscapes in and around Succor Creek State Natural Area. Succor Creek State Natural Area is a great base for explorations. Learning about the Natural History of Succor Creek Canyon and the Owyhee Region. March weather is highly variable, so come prepared for just about anything. Possible high flow when crossing Succor Creek for the hike.

Friday, March 9th: We will meet at Succor Creek State Natural Area in the late afternoon/early evening. Arriving before dark gives everyone a chance to get settled and talk about the plans for the weekend ahead.

Saturday, March 10th: We will leave camp at 9 am and drive to our starting point for the hike in as few vehicles as possible, a distance of 3.7 miles. Group 1: The Hike will be 3-6 miles in total distance with an elevation gain and loss of 1000 feet. Group 2: We will hike up the Sage Creek Drainage. A distance of 3-6 miles. If time permits we will stop a few times on the drive back to camp.

Sunday, March 11th: We will leave camp at 9 am and drive to our starting point for the hike in as few vehicles as possible, a distance of 3.7 miles. Group 1: We will hike up the Sage Creek Drainage. A distance of 3-6 miles. If time permits we will stop a few times on the drive back to camp. Group 2: The Hike will be 3-6 miles in total distance with an elevation gain and loss of 1000 feet.

Participants are responsible for their own food, camping gear as well as transportation to and from the trip.