June Excursions

Every June we invite our membership to join us in our annual Excursion. This is an entirely social event and allows us to get to know each other to build those lasting relationships that allow for better collaboration. We normally make arrangements for special access and tour guides. These trips can be anywhere in the state and so may involve overnight stays some years. As we plan the 2015 trip, we will add details and registration here.

2016 June Excursion

Utah Academy 2016 Spring Excursion; Saturday, June 4, 2016
The Mormon Trail with visiting scholar Richard Saddler

The Utah Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters would like to invite you to the 2016 Utah Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Spring Excursion this June.  Join us for the annual UASAL Excursion on Saturday June 4, 2016. Please plan to join us as Dr. Richard Sadler, Professor of History at Weber State University and an active historian, shares sites and stories along the Utah segment of the Mormon Pioneer Trail in this year’s UASAL Spring Excursion. The excursion will begin at Ft. Bridger, Wyoming on Saturday morning, June 4, at about 7:30 AM. Follow the signs to Ft. Bridger from Exit 34 on I-80.  From Ft. Bridger we will travel down Echo Canyon to the visitors center, then on to Hennifer for lunch. Following lunch we will drive to Mormon Flat where those who wish to hike to Big Mountain-about 3 miles up-hill one way-will have that opportunity. Others can drive to Big Mountain. From Big Mountain we will travel down Emigration Canyon to the “This is the Place” monument and possibly Brigham Young’s grave. We expect to finish about 4 PM.

If you plan on driving out the night before, Little America is located off Exit 68 on I-80 west of Green River.  Rooms at Little America start at $79 + Tax and can be reserved online at http://wyoming.littleamerica.com/.

Please RSVP to Laine Berghout, Weber State University, hlberghout@weber.edu.

Past trips include:

Mountain Meadows Massacre Site

American West Heritage Center

Pipe Springs National Monument

Spiral Getty and Antelope Island