We'll collect rocks, minerals, and fossils as we explore the Cascade and Okanogan mountains. Drive at your own pace as we rendezvous at 4 collecting localities in 2 days, then spend the third day collecting at the famous Rock Candy Mine. The first evening you'll enjoy a campfire (or motel conference room) science program, including our famous 'Edible Geology', the second evening we will prospect for minerals which glow in the dark under ultra-violet light.
Trips begin in North Bend, WA and end in Grand Forks, B.C. (50 miles north of Republic, Washington). We spend the first night near Grand Coulee Dam, where we'll arrive in time for the laser light show, the world´s largest. We offer 2 versions of this trip, one camping, the other in motels. On the camping version, the camp fee is included in the trip price. On the motel version, we provide a booking code which will get you a discount at 'our' motels, which average $110/room. You are welcome to stay at other motels than the ones we have chosen. Motel cost is not included in trip price.
$150 per adult, $90 per child.
- Drive your own vehicle
- Driving distance Seattle to Grand Forks, B.C.: about 300 miles including 30 miles of good logging road.
Camping version: Our customer base prefers motel trips. You are welcome to camp nearby on our Motel version trips ... just let us know when booking, we'll supply camper info. Campers have full access to all our Rockin trip programs, you just sleep in a different place.
Motel version: next trip, June 2018