2018 International Vulcanspeleolgy Symposium Schedule

Sat July 21st:
Afternoon registration, “Welcome Party”

Sun July 22nd:
Morning lectures, lunch, early afternoon caving adventures

Mon July 23rd:
Morning lectures, lunch, early afternoon caving adventures

Tues July 24th:
Morning lectures, lunch, early afternoon caving adventures

Wed July 25th:
Morning lectures, lunch, early afternoon caving adventures, BBQ and Star Party

Thurs July 26th:
Morning lectures, lunch, “Farewell Party”

Optional Pre and Post Trips

1) CRATER LAKE DAY TRIP Sat July 21st 8:30am – 5pm
Our trip to Crater Lake will is guided by Todd Kepple, (Manager of the Klamath Couty Museum, an Oregon Master Naturalist and Interpretive guide), will include a circle of the Upper Klamath Lake, which sits on the dividing line between the Basin and Range provinces and the Cascade Mtn Range. We’ll examine the combined effects of volcanic and faulting activity, and how they have affected the natural environment of the region, as well as human activity in the Klamath Basin. We’ll get a beautiful view of the cinder cones, stratovolcanoes, and the largest shield volcano in the Cascade Range. We’ll even see slickenslides! The tour route crossed a portion of the old Klamath Indian Reservation. Discussion will include the ongoing adjudication of the Klamath Tribes’ treaty rights, and how contentious water issues have affected one of the most production cattle grazing region in the United States. We will have a a Park Ranger talk along with a scenic hike atop the lake.
Sack lunch included. $75.00 Limit 40. Pick up at 8:30 am and return to Winema Lodge by 6pm in time for the Welcome Dinner. Book through registration site.

2) 3 DAY MEDICINE LAKE CAVING ADVENTURE Thurs July 19 – Sat July 21
Lodging in an all-American log cabin and nestled up against the backdrop of 14,000′ majestic peak of Mt. Shasta, we are going to take 3 full days exploring the magnificent giant lava flow on the south side of Lava Beds Monument.

This trip will include a moderate amount of hiking each day across rocky lava flows in order to access various Ice Caves and several 85′ vertical pit drops. This is not for the light hearted as it will require experienced cavers with a good degree of adventure spirit.

The last day, all cars will caravan over the Medicine Lake summit passing by Glass Mountain, Mammoth Crater and other spectacular views of Mt Shasta ending on Sunday at the Winema Lodge just in time for the welcome dinner.
Meet at cabin in McCloud, CA 9am and finish at Winema Lodge Tulelake by 6pm. $300 per person. For further information, please contact Mark Linn at wmlinco@sonic.net. Book through registration site.

3) 3 DAY RAFTING RIVER TRIP Thurs July 19 – Sat July 21

This Rogue River rafting trip is one of the most famous whitewater river adventures in the American West, and for good reason. Flowing from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, our particular Oregon rafting trip takes place on the most scenic section of the river flowing through the heart of the Rogue River Wilderness. Fun, intermediate rapids, warm water and a green-forested canyon makes rafting the Rogue River the perfect natural playground for the best whitewater rafting experience. To top it off, each night you stay at a remote riverside lodge where you enjoy your own room with private bathroom.

During the day you raft through the Rogue River’s splashy rapids and, in the quiet pools between, watch for deer, black bear, river otters and a variety of birds that make this canyon their home. Like all the best whitewater rafting trips in the world, there’s plenty of variety along the way including walks to historic homesteads and superb hiking trails. Few rivers offer such a magical blend of fun suitable for all ages.
Exact price to be determined. $400 deposit. Total cost approx $950 per person. Meet in Merlin, OR. For further information, please contact Ann Bosted at bosted@earthlink.net. Book through registration site.

4) POINT REYES SEA CAVES AND HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE TOUR Tues July 17
Point Reyes National Seashore, a triangle of land north of San Francisco, offers visitors pristine beaches, dramatic waves, rocky headlands, tide pools, marshes, open pastures and forested ridges.
All day beach and lighthouse hike includes in-park van transportation (pick up and return from Olema Camp Ground) and picnic lunch. $85 per person. (8 person max). Offered by Point Reyes Tours. wwwpointreyestours.com. Please book directly with them.

5) YOSEMITE TOUR Thurs July 19
Yosemite National Park is in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. All day Custom Tour of Yosemite, including van transport (pick up and return from your motel/campground in Mariposa or El Portal, CA) and picnic lunch. $85 per person (10 max). Offered by Yosemite Close up Tours. www.yosemitecloseup.com. Please book directly with them.