TRIP POSTPONED DUE TO UNSAFE RIVER CONDITIONS
HGMS Brazos River Fossil Trip by Canoe
The Brazos is running too high and too fast for a safe and productive trip this weekend. There are no gravel bars showing at all. New date will be posted here.
HGS is invited to join with the Houston Gem and Mineral Society for their annual Brazos River fossil trip
on August 27. Canoes will travel about 15 miles from the I-10 bridge to an exit on FM 1093 near Fulshire.
We will start at 7 AM and plan to get off the river by 5 PM. Meet at the Exxon station (former Knoxx Fuel Stop) at I-10 exit 723 (about 50 miles west of Houston). We will caravan to the I-10 bridge over the Brazos where most of the cars will be left. Be on time. We will not wait for you.
After the trip is over, people will be ferried back to the cars.
This is the trip where you get to collect vertebrate fossils -- bison, elephant, horse, camel, turtle, glyptodonts and others! There is also a whole lot of petrified wood. We may also see Indian arrow points, grinders, anchors. It is legal to collect these materials. We will make stops on the gravel bars. Bring water, your lunch, sunscreen, and shoes to wear in the water. You will not need a hammer. You will get wet and muddy. This is the Brazos.
No restrictions except your ability to paddle your canoe. You may bring your own canoe or kayak if you like. If you want reserve a spot in a rental canoe, you may do so for $15/head. You MUST pay your canoe rental in advance,
and there are a limited numbers of seats available.
First come, first floated. Send your $15/head to Neal Immega, 3918 Case St, Houston, TX, 77005. Reservations must be received by Aug 24. The canoe rental company will supply life jackets and paddles. No charge for the trip except for the canoe rental. Even if you are bringing your own canoe, email Neal Immega