Point Reyes National Seashore Association – Dinner on the Pacific Plate 2017
Auction Ends: Oct 11, 2017 06:00 PM PDT

Park Adventures

Two Nights for 2 at Dancing Coyote Beach Cottages and Point Reyes Geology Field Trip for 6

Item Number
Estimated Value
$1,500 USD
$1,001 USD to im188e661
Number of Bids
10  -  Bid History

Item Description

Invite up to three family members or friends to join you for two nights on Tomales Bay in Inverness at Dancing Coyote Beach Cottages, and invite up to 5 people on your very own customized geology tour of Point Reyes National Seashore with geologist John Karachewski

Discover the complex and interesting geology of Point Reyes or another Bay Area location on this custom field trip for up to six participants. John will plan and lead a custom 6-hour field trip to areas of interest and provide new insights into our beautiful and dynamic landscapes. Dates are flexible and will be confirmed after the auction. Logistics (transportation, meeting location, lunch, etc.) will also be confirmed before the trip. 

The story of Point Reyes is truly a study in motion -- with slow, continental transformations and sudden, violent jolts that shake the Earth. Learn why the rocks of this craggy coast match those of the Tehachapi Mountains more than 310 miles to the south and how the discovery of plate tectonics helped geologists piece together the puzzle of Point Reyes.

John Karachewsi has conducted geology and environmental projects throughout the western United States from Colorado to Alaska and Midway Island. He received his Master's degree from Western Washington University and his doctorate from the Colorado School of Mines. He works for California EPA in Berkeley. In his spare time he enjoys taking photographs and teaching for Point Reyes National Seashore Association's Field Institute.

The winning bidder will also receive a copy of Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region, by Doris Sloan and photography by John Karachewski from the University of California Press to help you get better acquainted with our rich geologic history in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A perfect outing or gift for the geology buffs in your life. Rock our world and bid today!

Special Instructions

Funds from the Dinner on the Pacific Plate Auction support important park preservation and environmental education projects at Point Reyes National Seashore, located just 90 minutes northwest of San Francisco on the Marin County coast. All winning bids made above fair market value are tax-deductible.

This package includes:

(1) Six-hour geological tour of Point Reyes National Seashore with Dr. John Karachewski for up to six people and based on mutual availability. Carpooling and some walking to be expected.

We will connect you with the donor following auction close.

( 1 ) Two nights for up to 4 people at Dancing Coyote Beach Cottages, based on availability.

( 1 ) Copy of Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region by Doris Sloan and John Karachewski courtesy of Point Reyes Books.

Your book will be mailed to you.

Packages expires September 30, 2018.

Learn more about our donors at:

Dr. John Karachewski

Dancing Coyote Beach Cottages


Donated By:

Dancing Coyote Beach Cottages

John Karachewski