An exclusive feature of PATA 2016, the Road Trip is a 6-day, 2000 km loop led by Jim McCalpin to visit famous historic surface ruptures and earthquake-induced landslides of the â€śWild Westâ€ť of Utah-Idaho-Wyoming, as well as cultural features. En-route lectures by local experts. Attendance limited to ~15, first come-first served.
DAY 0: 23 May, Monday: attendees arrive at Salt Lake City, Utah, airport; night at any hotel of your choice, but we recommend the venue of the Welcome Party; Ramada Salt Lake City Airport Hotel, 5575 W. Amelia Earhart Drive, Salt Lake City,Â UTÂ 84116; Phone: 1-801-537-7020; hotel website: http://www.ramadaslcairport.com/. This hotel has a free airport shuttle. The Welcome Party starts at 7 pm at Amelias Grill & Bar, in the Ramada hotel.
24 May, Tuesday: Wasatch fault scarps (and maybe an open trench), northern 3 segments; Hansel Valley rupture (1934); night in Pocatello, ID
Site of surface rupture during the largest historic earthquake in Utah, the 1934 M6.6 Hansel Valley event.
25 May, Wednesday: Craters of the Moon national Monument; Borah Peak scarp (1983); volcanic paleoseismology of Snake River Plain, the Yellowstone mantle plume, and the parabolic zone (â€ťbow waveâ€ť) of Neogene block faulting; night in Idaho Falls
26 May, Thursday: Bear World wildlife park; Madison Canyon landslide, Earthquake Lake, and Hebgen Lake surface ruptures (all 1959); night in West Yellowstone
27 May, Friday: enter Yellowstone National Park; Old Faithful geyser and Inn (largest log building in world); Yellowstone lake tilted shorelines; Grand Teton National Park; night at Teton Science Center, Jackson, Wyoming
28 May, Saturday: Quaternary geology of Jackson Hole (playground of the rich and famous) and the Teton Fault, scarps up to 40 m high; landslide dam of 1923; downtown Pub Crawl; 2nd night at Teton Science Center.
29 May, Sunday: drive from Jackson to Denver, across the Mountains & Plains of Wyoming; arrive at Best Western Plus Airport Hotel Â by 7 pm for Icebreaker for 7th PATA DaysÂ (at Sporting News Grill in Holiday Inn).