Feb 18th Field Trip

February 18th Field Trip to Concrete City / Centralia

Tomorrow's field trip will be a day trip to Concrete City and Centralia.  This field trip will depart the parking lot at the Giant store in Camp Hill near Arbys.  The departure time for the field trip is 7am.  We plan to arrive back in Camp Hill by 7pm.

The first stop will be at Concrete City.  This is an abandoned tract housing project for the railroad lines in the early 1900's.  It was abandoned in 1924.  The buildings still stand.

Afterwards, the group will travel to Centralia.  Centralia is a mining town that has since been abandoned due to an underground coal fire that has been burning since 1962.  As of 2013, seven residents remain.

Centralia, PA:  Wikipedia page on Centralia, PA, Centralia Web sites: http://www.centraliapa.orghttp://www.centraliapa.com
Google Image Search for Centralia, PA

What to Bring
Warm weather clothing, jacket, gloves, hat, water, cell phone (fully charged), fully charged camera batteries and digital memory cards, tripod, flash with batteries, reflector, comfortable shoes, a longer lens and/or a wide angle lens, and gas money to cover personal expenses and gas for your driver.

The forecast for Concrete City and Centralia is partly sunny, high of 57 degrees.