Canyoneering trips require a variety of techniques that are familiar to cavers. Most often, these trips require technical descents and ropework, climbing and sometimes technical swims.
This field trip will likely run from Thursday through Sunday before convention week. Details are still being worked out, but the area near Zion National Park in southern Utah will be the destination.
The specific locations will be determined by the skill levels of the trip's participants.
Ely, Nevada's White Pine Public Museum features the skeletal model of a cave bear (Arctodus simus) that was discovered in a nearby cave in 1982. This extinct species inhabited North America during the Pleistocene epoch from about 1.8 Mya until 11,000 years ago. It was the most common early North American bear and is considered one of the largest known terrestrial mammalian carnivores.
The museum's collections also include an extensive mineral display of copper ore samples, petrified woods, and fossils of ancient marine life.
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