Field Trip Report:

Cumberland Island Georgia,
May 24-27 1999

Hello all, here is the report I have put together for our semi-annual trip to Cumberland Island off the coast of Georgia. RJ and I spent four days camping on the island. We camped at the Sea Camp camping area, each day was a 3 mile hike to the area where we liked to collect fossils etc.

Sea Camp dock

RJ hiking to the collecting area.

Other than fossil hunting, there are a lot of historical places to be seen, this is the Dungeness Mansion on the south end of the island.

The island is loaded with a variety of wildlife, this is an Armadillo.

RJ with the Armadillo.

Close up of the Armadillo.

RJ taking a break during our hike.

After digging for fossils, we headed to the beach side to collect shells, here is a flock of seagulls.

After a day of collecting we headed back to camp where I asked RJ to cook us up some dinner, he made us a gourmet meal of roasted marsh mellows.

After dinner we went back to the beach to watch the sunset.

Back at camp, RJ made a new friend, a tree frog.

Heading back to the mainland on the boat at the end of four days on the island, I was cooked like a lobster, we had eaten canned food and warm water for the last four days, on the way back to the interstate, we stopped at McDonalds and spent $15.00 on hamburgers, fries and ice cream!

Here are a few pics of our finds:


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