WHEN: SATURDAY, March 10 and SUNDAY March 11 2018 (Depart Issaquah @ 7 a.m. 3/10 and return to Issaquah 3/11 @ 7:30 p.m.) TRIP LEADERS: Dale B. Lehman/Bruce Bjornstad/Gary Kleinknecht
DESCRIPTION OF TRIP: A two day (overnight) field trip to the Hanford Reach National Monument (Saturday) and to the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Dig (Sunday). The trip will includes a 4-5 mile hike on the White Bluffs of the Hanford Reach and a private tour of the mammoth site. Included in the field trip fee are transportation, snacks, water, a box lunch for Saturday March 10 and snacks for Sunday March 11.
LODGING: A block of 15 double queen rooms has been set aside for IAFI at the Kennewick La Quinta for a special rate of $104.00/night plus tax. Contact the hotel directly at 509-736-3656 to reserve your room.
MEALS: Saturday evening and Sunday noon and evening, we will stop for meals en route. We will make every effort to make our stops at locations where you have multiple restaurant options for purchasing meals,
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TRIP: The hike at the White Bluffs is a moderate hike following established footpaths. Although most of the distance is on level ground, there is a modest climb and some soft and uneven walking surface. The other stops on the trip involve short walks from the bus with similar walking conditions. Participants who elect to forego the hike at the White Bluffs may remain near the bus and explore other aspects of the area near the parking area.
Children must be at least age 10 and must be accompanied by an adult.
ITEMS TO BRING WITH YOU: Overnight bag, day pack; appropriate clothing for changes in weather, protection from the sun, emergency items, camera, binoculars and water bottle.
DEPARTURE/CONCLUSION: The trip begins promptly at 7 a.m. at the parking area in front of the Issaquah Municipal Court, 135 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027 and concludes at 07:30 p.m. the following day at the same location. Please be at the departure location no later than 6:45 a.m. prepared to board the bus. Free, legal, overnight parking is available at the departure location.