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Reunion Tour

2018 Geology Field Studies Reunion Tour

June 3 - June 10, 2018

old field studies photo


Led by Dr. Bob Nusbaum, this 7-day trip brought alumni together to revisit some of their favorite Field Studies stops including Zion, Bryce Canyon, Yankee Meadows, and Cathedral Gorge. Alumni experienced hiking, camping, and geological challenges along the way while reliving the sights, sounds, and smells (vans?) of southern Utah.

The cost of the trip (including park entrance and camping fees, van rentals, and meals) was $799 to encourage participants to donate to the Geology Alumni Endowed Fund, which supports current students to attend Field Studies and conduct research with faculty.

We are in the early stages of planning our next alumni field studies reunion trip! Check back soon for more information.

<old field studies photo by waterfall

2018 Itinerary:

Sunday 6/3 Depart by 11am (vans from Las Vegas airport). Drive to Zion. Welcome, meet and greet.   Zion Campsite dinner
Monday 6/4 Park geology review; Hikes (your choice)   Zion Campsite breakfast and lunch. Dinner at Zion Brew Pub or Zion Lodge
Tuesday 6/5 Zion hikes (your choice)   Zion Campsite breakfast, lunch and dinner
Wednesday 6/6 Breakfast then drive to set up camp, and then to Bryce


Oscar's breakfast. Campsite lunch and dinner
Thursday 6/7 AM Sunrise Point if anyone is interested. Hikes (your choice)   Panguitch
Campsite breakfast, lunch and dinner
Friday 6/8 Drive to Cedar Breaks (tentative) then to Yankee Meadows   Yankee
Campsite breakfast and dinner. Packed lunch on the road
Saturday 6/9 Parowan drive-through and Team Geo-Challenge. Drive to Cathedral Gorge   Cathedral
Gas station breakfast, fast food lunch and campsite dinner


6/10 Drive to Las Vegas, arrive at airport by noon; return flights   Your
[optional] Group dinner in Vegas


6/11 Return flights (if needed)   Many, many thanks!