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Tulane University Grand Canyon Field Trip

  • 05/22/2019
  • 05/30/2019

As part of our Tulane University course on the geology, history, biology, and anthropology of the Grand Canyon, we take a trip on motorized rafts from Lee’s Ferry to Whitmore Wash, 188 miles on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.   We are now in our 45th  year marks of the course and raft trip.  This year we have some extra seats on the rafts and we are offering these seats to the NOGS community.   Any geologist should be interested, as it is a once in a lifetime experience and an opportunity to visit places fundamental to our understanding of the Earth.  Note that if you were to try to schedule a trip like this on your own, the wait list could be up to two or three years. 

Our  trip runs from May 22 through May 30, departing from Las Vegas (although there is a possibility that one could depart from Lee’s Ferry if they were driving out there or happen to be in the area).    The cost of the trip is $3450 per person and includes the raft trip, all meals, and accommodations (tent, sleeping bag, and camping sites on beaches along the Colorado River).   It does not include airfare to and from Las Vegas.  

We intend to fill the seats in the next few weeks, so anyone who is interested should contact Steve Nelson as soon as possible.   Please feel free to call (504) 812-9397 or writesnelson@tulane.edu) if you have any questions. 


New Orleans Geological Society
5500 Prytania Street #604, New Orleans, LA  70115

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