WPMA Coordinated Outings
The WPMA has many Coordinated (planned ahead) outings throughout the
year, with many being held in during the mining season, IE. Summer
months, as authorized by the Gold and Fish Pamphlet. These are a great
time for members to go to a claim or area they would not normally
visit, see, play and learn how to use the various pieces of equipment
and processes used in Small Scale Mineral Prospecting and Mining.
Since the Outings Coordinator may not be able to plan or attend each
and every outing, we ask for volunteers to act on his behalf as
Wagonmasters. Wagonmasters are the point of contact/event coordinator
for any specific outing. These individuals are normally the first in,
last out and is the person responsible for any specific activity
(Potluck's, seminars, common digs, site cleanups) as well as being
Person In Charge on a claim where a planned outing is taking place. If
you would like to volunteer to be the wagonmaster for one or more of
the outings,please contact the outings coordinator.
WPMA members are allowed to bring guests with them to the outings to
provide the opportunity to share with their family and friends, who are
not members, the experience of prospecting and mining. There is the
Association rule that any guest may only visit twice. To protect the
association against any liability that should arise while on our
claims, You, the member, is responsible for filling out a Visitor Release of Liability
and getting it submitted to the Association. BEFORE your visit, the
member and his guest(s) read, sign and date the release, make a copy,
mail the original to the association and carry the copy with you while
you are on the claim.
A gentle reminder that any visits to any of the association claims requires the completion of the Mining Claim Work Form.
The outing Wagonmaster may provide you a copy, but this is not always
the case, so YOU should bring your own as you are responsible for the
completion and submission of the form. The wagonmaster may collect them
and submit the entire outing for submission for you and the other
Want to widen your exploration area? PLEASE contact the Outings
Coordinator if there is a particular claim or area you would like to
see an outing at. We can then post your recommendation and request
comments from other members. Should you be planning on being at any
claim for a significant amount of time and would welcome the
opportunity for a large gathering, please contact the Outings Coordinator. so that we can get that tidbit of information distributed out to our members who may want to explore that area also.
- 2021 Outings are being planned
Slate Creek Mining Claims July-Aug-Sept TBD
Blewett Pass Dredging Starts August 1st
Washington Miners Rally 2021 Aug 20 9AM to Aug 22 at 4PM PDT Liberty, Washington Google Map
Location is across the Road from Liberty Campground. and
a good chance to visit Historic Liberty. Will see a big tent and
- Now is your opportunity to help establish next Years outings. Your
thoughts and desires as to where and what is desired for our
Association outings is needed.
Working on getting a new Outings Coordinator Email. Currently no email
working for this at this time.
Contact the Outings Coordinator
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