Field Trips for GSOC Members
Upcoming Field Trips
Come see billion-year-old building stones and the fossils hidden under our feet. Join us for a two-hour outdoor walking tour of downtown Portland’s geological mysteries and oddities. This tour is open to the public.
This year’s GSOC picnic will be held at the Rice Museum. It is open to GSOC members only. Details to be announced.
This trip will focus on the 1980 eruption and its lasting effects on the landscape. We will meet at the North Forks Survivors Gift Shop along the Toutle River. Sheila Alfsen will give a brief presentation on the eruption and guide you so you can interpret the landscape from the air. The gift shop and grounds features a picnic area, some memorabilia from the eruption, and other items of interest. Stay tuned for more details soon!
This field trip, organized by GSOC President Paul Edison — with past-presidents Rik Smoody, Bo Nonn, Sheila Alfsen, and Larry Purchase — will focus on the geology of Camp Hancock and the John Day basin. We will be attending an Astronomy Star Party as guests of the Rose City Astronomers and OMSI. Registration will open May 16. Limited to GSOC members and their guests only.
This trip will focus on the geology and hydrology of the Johnson Creek Watershed. Details TBA.
What to Bring on a GSOC Field Trip
- Bring boots, raincoats, layered clothing even if it's not raining. Be prepared to get wet and muddy.
- Pack a lunch unless a lunch destination is announced, then bring lunch money.
- You must be a member of GSOC or a guest of a member to participate in the field trips. Become a member of GSOC!
- The GSOC Board has decided that a registration fee will be charged on GSOC field trips. Refer to the trip description for the fee.
- We encourage carpooling and may need to mandate carpooling on certain trips if parking space is limited at the stops on the trip. People who carpool are also asked to share the cost of the gasoline for the vehicle in which they are riding.