Announcement for Second-Generation Grand Canyon Tour, July 10-13, 2013
Few places on earth inspire wonder like Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion.
On July 10-13, 2017 is an opportunity to join a fully English-language tour to these
places, led by geologist Bill Hoesch and assisted by Dr. John Kim. Expect to
receive a well-rounded introduction to the geology of this spectacular region and
how it relates to a straightforward reading of Scripture. The four-day tour begins
and ends in Los Angeles and we will sleep in Williams, AZ the first night, Kanab,
UT, on the second night, and St. George, UT on the final night. The following are
a few highlights.
Day One takes us from Los Angeles, across the Mojave Desert, the Colorado
River, and up into the cooler elevations of the Colorado Plateau to Williams where
we will spend the night. The broad basins and tall ranges of the desert contrast
with the step-like and greener terrain of the plateau-country, where we spend most
of the trip. Expect expert instruction on the views out your window, as well get a
preview of Grand Canyon and beyond.
Grand Canyon will be the focus for Day Two. How was the canyon eroded? What
can explain the rock layers with fossils? How old are the rocks in its bottom?
Expect to be challenged by these thoughts as we consider together the impact of
biblical history on the region. Passing through the Painted Desert region and Page,
AZ we cross the River again at Glen Canyon Dam, where we will pause to
consider the power of moving water before proceeding to Kanab, Utah.
On Day Three our primary destinations will be Bryce Canyon and Zion National
Parks. What can explain landscapes so different from one another, the colored
walls, and huge sandstone cliffs? The story behind this eroded landscape, the
technical geology, and how you and I fit into so grand a picture will be our focus
for this day.
We return to Los Angeles via Virgin River Gorge and Las Vegas. Because of a
generous donor, the all-expenses-paid trip is offered at a reduced price of $150 for
students (high school to college) and $540 for adults. An after-dinner seminar
is planned for each night in addition to media presentations on the bus. We hope to
see you in the Canyon of canyons!