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Below outlines the Geologic Maps Foundation geo-hikes that are organized through its Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/Geo-hikes/
This Meetup group is open to hikers, professional geologists, geology instructors, and geology students.
There are number of geo-hikes scheduled for 2018-19 and more will be added. "Spreading the word" about these events is most appreciated. Interaction of professional geologists and geology students with hikers, that are not geologists, informs the public about geology and its importance.
Hikers, do you want to learn a bit of field geology and map reading skills while hiking, and sometimes camping, in the western USA? Interested in participating in geo-hikes and trips to scenic, and sometimes remote, locations? Want to learn about the fascinating history of the earth at these locations while on the move? If yes, then events hosted and led by the Geologic Maps Foundation might be of interest to you. Plus the participants meet others with similar interests while getting great exercise. You do not have to be a geologist to attend but an eagerness to learn some basic geology and map reading skills are a must.
Professional geologists can share their knowledge and experiences (as co-leaders) with non-geologists while exercising and returning to why they got into geology in the first place.
Geology students (at any level) will gain field experience, an opportunity to interact and make contacts with professional geologists that could be helpful in the future; plus lots of outdoors exercise in interesting geologic settings.
Some events and courses are free while others are fund-raisers and require a donation to cover expenses and operating costs. The Foundation is a tax-exempt nonprofit ,IRS 501 (3) (C), with an scientific educational and research focus. Donations are tax deductible and go towards the expenses of the event and the operating cost of the Foundation.
For more info on the Geologic Maps Foundation: http://geologicmapsfoundation.org/about.html