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Cancelled: Snowshoeing the Gneiss SNA with Don Robertson
January 30, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF SNOW AND MUDDY CONDITIONS (1/29/2016, 9 am)
Date: Saturday, January 30th from 12:30 PM to 3 PM
Location: meet at the Yellow Medicine County Museum parking lot and will carpool to the SNA as a group
Fee: $5 per person or $15 per family for CURE members and $30 per person or $45 per family for non-CURE members (includes annual membership)
We have access to a few pairs of snowshoes but they are limited, so register early.
Register by filling out the online registration form below, by calling Dixie at 1-877-269-2873 or by emailing .
The Gneiss Outcrops, formed approximately 3.6 billion years ago, are among the oldest known rock on the earth’s surface. This SNA’s significance steadily increases as other outcrops along the Minnesota River are exploited for granite mining, housing, and recreational use. These pyramidal outcrops along the Glacial River Warren Valley rise to about 50 feet above the general level of the land, revealing parallel bands of gneisses. Granitic gneiss is light-colored, pink to red; the less common hornblended-pyrozene gneiss is darker, ranging from gray to black.
This afternoon trip is lead by CURE member Don Robertson. Robertson has lived most of his life in the Minnesota River Valley and is a certified Master Naturalist.
Participants will need to register in advance, space is limited so register early. The outing is pending weather conditions. Participants should dress in layers, bring water and a snack. There are not bathroom facilities available.