John and Cathey are going on an adventure and they want you to join them.
WHEN: WEDNESDAY March 14, 2018
TOTAL MILES: Measured in feet and yards
WHO CAN COME: Anyone who always wanted to go to the Fossil Discovery Center but never did, those who have been and want to go again and those who just want to do something different. The facility is wheel chair friendly. Children are welcome. Sorry, no dogs.
ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS: N/A
TRIP RATING: FUN and EASY
DESCRIPTION: We will be visiting The Fossil Discovery Center located at 19450 Avenue 21 1/2, just north of Madera. This site is one of the largest fossil sites on the West Coast. Evolution scientists have dated the Fairmead fossils at between 500,000 to 700,000 years old. The site reveals the area was home to Columbian mammoths, giant sloths, horses, camels, Dire wolves and yes, SABER TOOTH TIGERS. Sorry no T-Rexs, but maybe some birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians. All of these gives us a good idea what the ecology of the area was like years ago.
FEES……….. 55 years and older -$7.00, cash or credit cards with appropriate identification CARPOOLING: Is encouraged. Round trip about 64 miles. Recommend carpoolers help with fuel cost. $5.00 is recommend per rider is suggested.
NOTE: CATHEY AND I PLAN ON HAVING LUNCH AT EDDIES AT 11:30 A.M. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JOIN US.
DIRECTIONS TO VISITOR’S CENTER. We will meet at 12:30 P.M. AND depart at 12:40 P.M. We will drive West on Herndon to Golden State, turn North on Golden State and enter HWY. 99 North. We will drive through Madera and take exit 164. Take ramp right for Road 20 toward Avenue 21 1/2. Turn left onto Road 20, the road name changes to Ave. 21 1/2. Turn left onto Ave. 19 1/2, then turn right on to Ave. 21 and arrive at 19450 AVENUE 21 1/2 Chowchilla CA. 93610.
FACILITIES AVAILABLE: Restrooms and picnic area.
We should arrive about 1 P.M and begin our docent guided tour. The tour can take up to 1 1/2 hours depending on the individual’s interest.
SUGGESTED GEAR: Water to drink and a snack.
DISCLAIMER: Your RSVP indicates that you are holding harmless the meet-up group, leaders, hosts and organizers in the event of an incident.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY PLEASE MY CELL PHONE AT: 559-970-2230 or Cathey 559-970-9963
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