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Get It Now - GSNH Summer Newsletter Issue #85 - June 2014

If you would like to include information in the GSNH Fall Newsletter please contact Wayne Ives.

Summer Field Trip  - July 19th-20th, 2014 

This year we will be joining forces with the Maine Geological Society

 July 19-20, Bethel, Maine


This year's field trip will visit sites in the Bethel-Gilead area in western Maine and right on the border with Shelburne, N.H. 

Trip leaders are Kitty Breskin (Maine D.O.T.), Dyk Eusden (Bates College), and Woody Thompson (Maine Geological Survey).


We will examine a variety of bedrock and glacial exposures, along with recent landslide activity and slope stability issues during the reconstruction of U. S. Route 2 in this area.  Day 1 will focus on surficial, bedrock, and highway engineering topics in the Androscoggin and Wild River valleys.  On Day 2 we will hike along ridge tops at Sunday River ski area to look at the well-exposed bedrock geology.


The vehicle caravan for DAY 1 (July 19) will assemble starting at 8:00AM, in the Telstar High Scholl Parking Lot on Route 26 just south of Bethel Village.  Carpooling is encouraged, and we have permission to leave some vehicles at the school for the day.  We plan to start ou tat 8:30 SHARP.


For Day 2 (July 20) assemble at the South Ridge Base Lodge at 9:30. At 10 am we'll be taking the Chondola chairlift to the top of North Peak (elev. 2,100 ft.). We will walk uphill along the less steep ski trails 2.2 miles to the observation deck at the peak of Jordan Bowl (elev. 3,000 ft.) examining bedrock along the way. We retrace our route back down to the chairlift for a total distance of 4.0 miles walked. The trip ends with a chairlift ride back down to South Ridge lodge. We should be finished by mid afternoon. Bring a lunch, water, and wear hiking boots. Once we leave the South Ridge Base lodge there are no restroom facilities but plenty of woods!


We have selected a campground that will reserve a group site or grouped individual sites for us http://www.betheloutdooradventure.com/. This place also has a lot of outdoor activities available in case spouses or children don’t want to look at rocks all day (I know, it’s hard to imagine).  Camping is $7/night per person. Please let Chris Morrell (cmorrell@rwg-a.com) know of your camping intentions (# of people and nights) by June 2nd. Prepayment is not required but reservations are.

There is an alternative campground, the Pleasant River Campground, just west of Bethel.

There also are many motels, inns, and lodges in the area, but be aware that Bethel is celebrating Molly Ockett Day that weekend and there is a professional road rally occurring in the area as well, so you should make reservations soon.  An internet search for ‘Bethel Maine lodging’ will bring up a number of choices.

Hope to see you July 19th!

GSNH Legislative Tracking has been updated!
Please view the list of Pending Legislation (as of June 2014) by visiting our Legislative Updates Page.

The next Board of Directors Meeting is September 11, 2014.  
If you are interested in attending a BOD Meeting
please contact Julie Spencer - Board President.


GSNH Fall Dinner Meeting - October 2014. 
Location, Date and Speaker To be Announced

Please email Erin Kirby: ekirby@geosyntec.com for more information or to help with the event. 


It’s that time! Yes, time to renew your GSNH membership! 

Keep current and enjoy the good karma.  Please renew your membership for 2014 with our one-page Membership Form.