I wrote a blog about a good friend of mine, Cathy Young, who runs the Mid-Atlantic Fossil and Nature Adventures. She has the most amazing trips and if you want to learn about nature, geology, fossils and minerals, then this is the site for you.
Okay, we’re done with the science lesson and now back to the trip. Karenne Snow, who is a Geologist and author of New Jersey Wildlife Viewing Guide and the co-author of, Gem Trails of Pa and NJ started off the adventure by showing us the different types of rocks we would be looking for. We headed out on the first leg of the hike, all excited and geared to gathered as many garnets and maybe some kyanites as we could carry.
Actual hill size
This was going to be harder than tackling wayward spirits.
We stopped to look for garnets, which were all over the site.
Rita, Karenne, and the group looking for garnets
Rita and I huffing and puffing after reaching the top of the hill
Rita and Jean planning our escape
The other members of the group had to practically carry us down the hill, brave souls. Thank you Sue and Don and Karenne!
When the group broke for lunch, and before heading to the other side of the bridge for the second leg of the expedition, Rita, Jean and I escaped!
We were scruffy looking, dirty, sweaty, and in need of sustenance. We decided to have lunch at the Inn; a liquid lunch.
You had to see the expression of the hostess and waiters' faces as we entered the restaurant.
I hope the others aren’t still looking for us, but thankfully, the drinks did help.
Snow became interested in geology in High School in Oklahoma, where she took her
first class. She majored in geology in
college at Karenne is the Past President of the Philadelphia Mineralogical Society, Author
of NJ Wildlife Viewing Guide, and Co-Author of Gem Trails of PA and
Karenne also ran programs and trips for the Pinelands Commission of NJ, and the Nature Conservancy. She’s the Past President of the
With Cathy Young, with both The
Karenne is the Past President of the Philadelphia Mineralogical Society, Author of NJ Wildlife Viewing Guide, and Co-Author of Gem Trails of PA and NJ.
Hope to see you on the next trip!!!!