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See the Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
Sun Valley Idaho Eclipse
Tetons & Yellowstone

August 15-23, 2017

We invite you to join us on this fascinating adventure in the American West, including seeing the Total Solar Eclipse overlooking Sun Valley, Idaho!

On this expedition we will discover fascinating natural history and prehistoric sites from Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks to Boise.

Sun Valley Eclipse

We will first explore Jackson Hole to enjoy the scenic wonders and wildlife of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and a wild west rodeo. We will also enjoy a morning float trip on gentle water on the Snake River in sight of the Grand Tetons.

We’ll then follow the course of the Snake River to Pocatello to learn about the intact mammoth skeleton found in American Falls Reservoir in 2014. Our journey will continue to the innovative engineering and research lab near Idaho Falls for a special presentation about their research.

Just a short distance up the road we will explore the volcanic world of Craters of the Moon National Monument, which is linked to the geothermal pathways at Yellowstone.

We will have an evening eclipse lecture in Ketchum in preparation for the Total Eclipse the next day. We can take the gondola up Bald Mountain at Sun Valley, made famous by Hemingway and other celebrities in the 1930’s, and see the Total Solar Eclipse at its 9,150 summit!

We’ll then visit Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, which is one of the most important fossil sites in the world. Then continue to Boise along the Snake River, the prehistoric drainageway of the Pleistocene Great Salt Lake, and learn about one of the greatest floods ever to occur in North America.

The trip will culminate in Boise at Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey where we will see endangered raptors from North and South America that they are breeding to help preserve the species, including California condors.

We’ll also learn about the Peregrine Fund’s spectacular results in bringing peregrine falcons back from near extinction.

We hope you will join us for an unforgettable adventure!

Best Regards,

Margaret M. Betchart, President
Betchart Expeditions Inc.
for AAAS, Sigma Xi, ACS
& The Planetary Society

$4,595 + air.

2017 Brochure (Requires an Adobe pdf reader to view)

 

 

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