Targee Field Trip July 22, 2018
Dr. James “BJ” Bjorken will lead a Grand Targhee field trip on Sunday the 22nd of July at 11:00 am. BJ spent his professional career interpreting the results of experiments at particle accelerators where he found what we now call quarks, but he has spent part of his retirement learning geology. He spends his summers living in Teton Valley and has hiked along the West side of the Tetons and he would like to show us some of what he has found.
We will begin the trip by meeting on the west side of the Tetons, we will carpool from the pull off at the beginning of the Teton Canyon road – plan to be there by or slightlybefore 11 a.m. (see map below). We will then go up the canyon observing the Huckleberry Ridge Yellowstone volcanic deposits and the exposed Phanerozoic sediment layers. We will return to the junction and head up to Targhee Resort making a couple of stops along the way. At the resort we will do a short hike to examine the Hominy Peak formation which flowed down from the Absaroka volcanoes. We will finish the trip at the Trap Bar. Only short walks are planned such as walking around the base of Targhee looking for the Hominy Peak formation. We will not have a lunch stop but for those whose wish we will eat at the Trap Bar at the end of the trip. We are limiting the trip to 30 members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to participate after 6pm July 9th.
The map below shows the junction of Ski Hill road and Teton Canyon road. Leave Driggs going east like you are going to the Grand Targhee ski run. Turn off at Teton Canyon road which is well marked and park at first pull off and shown in map which is only a short distance after the turn. Meet at the pull off at 11am.