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Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society - Ridgecrest, Ca.
Here's just a partial list of the traditional rockhounding sites that we'll lose, perhaps irrevocably, if the Recommended Alternative Plan of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) is adopted as drafted currently.
Friends, this list includes every location on our recent Mojave Desert Odyssey, and many more. The political "powers that be" are lined up behind this 25 year plan to centralize renewable power production, and place it firmly in the hands of corporate and politically correct interests. If you want to continue enjoying these lands, click on the photo above, get informed, stand up and speak out!
The time is NOW!
Kris, the Admin
*** Continued From Part 2 ***
The Marble Mountains are one of the best teaching tools a field trip leader could ask for. Approaching them on Hwy 66, they leap out of the desert floor like a broken bottle, jagged and sharp edged. Their nearly vertical faces are stark evidence to the sudden and violent tectonic thrusts that gave them birth, exposing millions of years of…Continue
- Continued from Part 1 -
After beginning Day 1 of the Mojave Desert Odyssey with hard rock mining on Christmas Tree Hill, we ate lunch and departed for Lavic Siding. The trip out took us back through Sandy Wash, out Pisgah Road and eastward on Hwy 66. The highway,…Continue
I have been researching a new pair of boots for upcoming rockhounding adventures. I tend to carry a lot of weight in buckets and need a boot with good ankle support/protection that is also…Continue
Hello Everyone,I wanted to say hi and introduce myself. My name is Jennifer and I am fairly new to the California area, particularly its fabulous rockhounding areas.I am also relatively new to…Continue
On the advice of a sensible attorney friend, I've added a liability disclaimer to each Field Trip announcement. This is to cover my a*s.
The disclaimer does not imply any unusual danger.
Fact is, a sensible individual is far more likely to come to harm in their own neighborhood than out in "the wild." I do my best to assure that my own Field Trips maximize comfort and accessibility, and are "family friendly."
I recommend traveling to any "off road" destination with no less than 2 vehicles. Thankfully, I've yet to experience any of the horror stories I've read of danger and deprivation, due to my penchant for over-planning.
The mountains and desert can be dangerous to the unprepared, but on the average, crossing the street in town is far more deadly.
Kris, the Site Admin