Upcoming Field Trips & Events

Upcoming Field Trips!

Listing at the Beginning of the August

Unless otherwise noted, the group generally meets around 8 AM in the Basha’s parking lot in Payson, near Taco Bell. Here is a current listing of this month’s proposed Club field trips:

The list is updated frequently as more trips are identified. Please be thinking of places you would like to visit and share them with the Club.

Mid-Month Excursion Updates

If changes to the above field trip schedule occur, the updates will be provided here.

Other Opportunities this Month

In addition to the Club-sponsored trips, the Club is frequently invited to participate in other Rock Club field trips. Those activities will be identified here.

Please email us at [email protected] or call (928) 363-8170 if you want to join one of the trips.

Fun at a Social Distance

Fun at a Social Distance

Field Trip Spotlight

Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood

Arizona is home to the Petrified Forest, world renowned for the fossilized trees that lived about 225 million years ago. The petrified wood is very colorful due to impurities in the wood deposited during the fossilization process. While the Petrified Forest is best known for these fossil logs, there are other locations along the rim leading to the Chinle Formation where you can also find petrified wood in a variety of colors. The Payson Rimstones are fortunate to live relatively close to these locations allowing for day trips that reap big rewards!

Photos on this page thanks to Rimstones Rock Club members Ed Vos, Becky & Larry Bagshaw
and Sarianne Rittenhouse