Colorado Scientific Society
Field Trips

Past Fieldtrips - 2006


CSS Fall Field Trip to the Paradox Basin
September 29-October 1

This year's Fall Field Trip for the Colorado Scientific Society will be to the Paradox Basin, on September 29- October 1, 2006. The trip leader will be Don Rasmussen, who has worked in the Basin for more than 30 years and has led numerous field excursions for universities and industry into the region. The trip will begin and end in the La Quinta Hotel parking lot in Moab, Utah. The trip will start at 8:00 am on Saturday September 30. We have blocked some rooms at the La Quinta, but there are also campgrounds nearby. Note though, that preliminary interest response for this trip has been high, and that there is some sort of sky diving group also in Moab that weekend, so you need to make plans early. Our hotel room block is for the nights of September 29 and 30th. Details are listed below.

Moab's La Quinta Inn is located at 815 S. Main Street, 8 blocks from downtown and 1.5 blocks from the City Market, where we'll be assembling our own box lunches early Saturday and Sunday mornings (September 30 and October 1) before heading out to the field.

We've reserved a block of 25 rooms (most with single kings, but some with double queens) for Friday and Saturday, September 29-30 at $78 + tax per night for single or double occupancy. The hotel offers a heated outdoor pool, exercise and laundry facilities and, last but not least, complimentary continental breakfast in the lobby starting at 0700.

Note: Each person will be responsible for his lodging in Moab. So, while we have reserved the rooms, you will have to pay for your room yourself. Camp grounds and locations can be found on the Moab city website

For more information on our accommodations, including directions, visit  and enter Moab, UT in the search form, or call the hotel directly (435) 259-8700.

Cost for the trip is $35.00. That will cover the guidebook printing, and refreshments.

We have tried to keep costs to a minimum for the participants. So we decided that participants will have to bring their own lunches on the field trip. We will be providing water and soft drinks. There is a City Market that opens at 6:00 am, a few blocks from the La Quinta, for those who would like to buy lunch materials. We will provide a guidebook.

A few of the stops have not been included on other field trips. Some of the stops will require high clearance vehicles so if you have one, please bring it along, and plan on carpooling on the field trip days with the folks who don't have that kind of vehicle. It would be good if friends who know others that will attend the trip carpool from Denver. The trip will end between 4 and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Deadline! Registration payment of $35 must be received by September 25. See Form below.
return to Jeremy McCreary
6242 S. Elmira Circle East
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Home: (303) 744-0907
Mobile: (303) 901-8280
A receipt will be printed and handed out at the field trip.