[Ess_geoclub] GeoClub Spring Break in Utah!
jce at u.washington.edu
Tue Jan 16 18:05:58 PST 2007
Hello ESS Undergrads!
The GeoClub is leading a SPRING BREAK TRIP TO UTAH this year! We will be
visiting Capitol Reef and Zion National Parks. Capitol Reef is characterized
by beautiful sandstone formations, cliffs and canyons and a 100-mile long
exposed monocline called the Waterpocket Fold. Zion features soaring towers
and sandstone monoliths as well as incredibly carved slot canyons. Below is
all the information you need to know! THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR THE TRIP IS
FRIDAY, JAN. 26th! E-mail tsmiley at u.washington.edu with any questions!
TRIP: Utah - Capitol Reef and Zion National Parks
WHEN: Spring Break, March 17-23
TRIP LEADERS: Bruce Nelson and Jody Bourgeois
March 17: Fly into Salt Lake City, UT; Rent vans; Drive to Capitol Reef
March 18-20: Explore/Hike Capitol Reef; Drive to Zion National Park
March 21-23: Explore/Hike Zion National Park
March 23: Drive to Las Vegas; Fly back to Seattle
LODGING: Either camping or hotels depending on weather and your preference, so
if you have one let me know! Avg. temperatures in Utah this time of year are
mid-30's to high-60's.
COST: Depending on flight cost and lodging, the trip will cost from $300-450.
That includes flight, lodging, transportation, and park fees. The ESS
Department has graciously offered to help each student with the cost of this
trip, and further GeoClub fundraising will also help lower the cost for
everyone! So, expect to be paying a very reasonable amount for a week's worth
of adventuring (I would estimate only $200-300 out of your own pocket!)
THE CLASS: Last, but not least, all students going on this trip are required to
take a course on the geology of Utah. It is a two credit course that will meet
for one hour a week this quarter, starting next week. The tentative time for
this course is Monday or Wednesday at 6pm. If this will not work and you want
to go, please email me a better class time! There will be no late registration
fee for the class, and minimal work (a short presentation on something fun and
interesting about Utah geology) required.
Wahoo, you made it to the end! Please let me know if you have any questions,
preferences, or suggestions. Look forward to hearing from you, and can't wait
to explore Utah with you! And don't forget Bad GeoMovie Night tomorrow!
tsmiley at u.washington.edu
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