Here are the details for the field trip this summer:
Saturday, August 3rd
Morning: Morse Mountain
Bev Johnson, Bates College, will update us on recent research on the Sprague Marsh by her students.
Steve Dickson, Maine Geological Survey will show us the recent, extreme changes to the beach geomorphology.
Sunday, August 4th
Morning-Pike Industries Quarry, Wells, Maine
Arthur Hussey, Bowdoin College emeritus, will share his knowledge of great exposures of rocks common to southern Maine.
Camping/Lodging August 2 and 3 (Friday and Saturday)
We have reserved 8 sites at the Recompense Campground in Freeport. Campers will be responsible for reimbursing GSM if they camp in one of the sites we have reserved. A single site is $38.52/night (includes tax). However, 7 of the 8 sites can hold two tents (their rules are a maximum of 4 adults or one family of any size per site) so sharing a site is possible. Camp sites will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis by notifying Keith Taylor and sending a deposit of half your cost via a check made out to GSM to Keith”s work address. Indicate whether you are willing to share.
Keith Taylor, ME C.G., NH P.G.
Senior Environmental Geologist
846 Main St., Suite 3, Westbrook, ME 04092.
If our sites fill up or you prefer to camp at another location there, here is their website: http://www.freeportcamping.com/ Rates range from $26-$46/night and many can take popup or small campers.
There are lots of nice hotels in Freeport too, but they can fill quickly too.
Cookout Saturday night
Saturday night cookout will be in the form of a lobster bake that the facility hosts every Saturday night for campers (and non-campers). It is a full bake with lobster, clams, corn, etc. and dessert. We will be subsidizing this event so it will cost GSM members, friends, and families only $10/person. They also offer a kids meal of burgers and hotdogs with a subsidized cost of $5/child.
Shuttle service for Saturday
We will be providing limited shuttle service during the day on Saturday. Parking is limited at both locations so we encourage your use of the shuttle. As with camping, shuttle use is first-come, first-serve (it holds 14).
More information will be in the June GSM newsletter and subsequent emails.
Even if you are not camping, please let Keith know if you will attend, and the number in your party—thanks!
If you will be attending (how many people).
If you will be camping (if so, send deposit).
If you will be going to the lobster bake (if so, how many people for which kind of meal).
If you will be using the shuttle (if so, how many people).