March 31, 2005
Public Field Trip To Yellowstone National Park - Second Announcement

The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS), in cooperation with the U.S. National Park Service and the University of Wyoming, invites all interested persons to attend their 2005 Annual Field Trip. The field trip will focus on the geology and natural history of Yellowstone National Park and the Cody, Wyoming area east of the Park, including the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway and the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway along the North Fork of the Shoshone River.

This will be a three-day field trip beginning and ending in Cody. Mark your calendars for Thursday through Saturday, June 9 through 11, 2005. The Holiday Inn of Cody will serve as the headquarters for the field trip, which will begin there at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 9. This field trip will be entirely by fully equipped, air-conditioned tour buses, with overnight stays in Mammoth on Thursday and Lake on Friday, returning to Cody on Saturday afternoon. Because of logistics at the stops and traffic congestion in the Park, private vehicles cannot be taken on this trip, and all participants will be required to ride the buses.

There is a fee to help defray the costs of the trip and pre-registration will be required. The field trip will be limited to not more than 70 participants (excluding field trip leaders and WSGS personnel), so the public is encouraged to make their plans early. Registration forms and a field trip itinerary are available for downloading from the WSGS Web site (http://www.wsgs.uwyo.edu/FieldTrip/trip.aspx), by email request, or by regular mail. Regular registration will remain open until April 8, 2005. Late registrations will be accepted until April 22, 2005.

A registration fee of $300 will include a printed field guide, bus transportation, box lunches and coffee/refreshment breaks for three days, lodging for the two nights in Yellowstone National Park, and a barbecue dinner on Thursday evening at Mammoth. To help with lodging costs, the WSGS asks that participants be prepared to share a double room with another person. Breakfast for each day will be on your own, as will dinner on Friday evening at Lake Yellowstone Hotel. In addition to the benefit of experts on Yellowstone leading the trip, the public will enjoy a savings of approximately $150 per person by joining the group.

Contact Richard W. Jones at (307)766-2286, ext. 238 or Allory Deiss at (307)766-2286, ext. 234 or allory.deiss@wyo.gov for more information about the field trip.

Press Release
from the Office of the Wyoming State Geologist
Ron Surdam, State Geologist