It is official! The 2009 field camp will be in the beautiful mountains above Parowan and it will be free to students and project participants.
We will camp at the Five Mile Picnic Area up First Left Hand Canyon in the Dixie National Forest. The camp is offered at no charge to students and project participants. Several people worked in support of the research effort to make his happen, including Todd Prince at the Iron Mission State Park; Joe Melling and the City Manager's staff the City of Parowan; and Steve Robinson, Marian Jacklin, and Gretchen Merrill from the Cedar City Ranger District of Dixie National Forest.
I thought that the enrolled students would like to see some pictures, so I hiked up to the picnic area this weekend. Here are some of the pictures of my hike up First Left Hand Canyon on the way to the site:
Next are some stitched panoramas of scenes from the campground. The camp will be at the trailhead for two hikes, one up to Vermillion Castle (left in photo) and the other to Noah's Ark formation (right in photo):
This is a view from the campground itself:
I'll post some more images from around the campground in my next post.