San Juan Basin Archaeological Society

Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society

Field Trip and Activity Schedule - 2016 

SJBAS members have proposed the following field trips for 2016. Please read General Information About Field Trips and check forthcoming issues of the Moki Messenger and monitor this web page for updates. Field trip participants must be current CAS or SJBAS chapter members; SJBAS members will receive priority for trips with participation limits. For information about these trips or to sign up, please contact the trip leaders directly.

This is a tentative trip schedule; although we hope to go on the outings as planned, these dates and destinations are subject to change due to adverse weather or road conditions, unanticipated scheduling conflicts, or changes made by the leaders. Click on the hyperlinks that are in blue and underlined for more information about trip destinations or meeting presentations.

In addition to the following trips, there are several important conferences scheduled for this year, including the Pecos Conference and the Colorado Archaeological Society annual meeting. Check your Moki Messenger or our website at www.sjbas.org for details.

 

Activity and Trip Dates

 

Field Trip and Activity Schedule - 2016

Updates are in red.

To update this schedule, email lylehancock@bresnan.net.

 Please contact trip leaders by phone or email for more information or to sign up.

Follow this link for a printer friendly 2016 Trip Schedule. 

 

January 14 SJBAS meeting - speaker Jesse Tune from FLC - "Colonizing the Southern Rockies: Timing and Adaptations of the First Coloradans"
January 21 - 24 Exploring Cochise County, Arizona

This is Gail and Marlo's popular multi-day hotel trip to Southeast Arizona. The group will visit Ramsey Canyon Preserve, then go to the Arizona Folklore Preserve to hear Arizona's Official Balladeer, Dolan Ellis present "Arizona Characters I Have Known". Dolan is an original member of the New Christy Minstrels from the 1960's and the founder of the Arizona Folklore Preserve. The group will visit the Amerind Foundation Museum near Benson, and other activities are in the planning process. (This trip is confirmed, please sign up ASAP.) For more information or to signup, contact trip leaders Gail and Marlo Schulz at mschulz@frontier.net
February 11 SJBAS meeting - speaker Pete Foster - "Moray, Peru: the planning, hydrology, hydraulics, construction and agriculture of this monumental Inca project"
March 2

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Animas Museum in Durango

CANCELLED The tour begins at 10:00 a.m. and will last about three hours. Mona Charles and Sherry Bowman will give the tours. The cost will be $13 per person, and the tour participation limit is 10. For more information or to signup, contact trip leader Janice Sheftel as soon as possible at jsheftel@mbssllp.com or 970-259-5845.

March 10 SJBAS meeting - speaker David Dove - "Mitchell Springs: A Case for Managed Production at Great House Communities in the Mesa Verde Area"
March 31 - April 2 Rock Art of Galisteo Basin, New Mexico

This is a three-day hotel trip to visit the fabulous rock art and other archaeological sites in Galisteo Basin near Santa Fe. This area is under the protection of the Galisteo Basin Archaeological Sites Protection Act and we have arranged permission to cross private lands to access the sites. Trip participation limit is 20.  For more information or to signup, contact trip leader Janice Sheftel at jsheftel@mbssllp.com or 970-259-5845.
April 14 SJBAS meeting - speaker Jason Chuipka - "Animas - La Plata Project Archaeology"
May 9 - 11 Puye Cliff Dwellings and Bandelier National Monument - New Mexico

This is a three-day camping trip to Puye Cliff Dwellings, Bandelier National Monument, and other nearby sites in Northern New Mexico. Hikes will not exceed four miles roundtrip, but some will require climbing ladders. The trip participation limit is 16. For more information or to signup, contact trip leaders Lyle and Barb Hancock at lylehancock@bresnan.net or phone 970-764-4531.
May 12 SJBAS meeting - speaker Julie Orr - "Caledonia and Its Archaeology"
May 21 Largo Canyon Rock Art and Encinada Mesa Pueblito - New Mexico

This will be a day trip to visit rock art sites and a Navajo Pueblito from the 1700's in Northern New Mexico. The trip participation limit is 16 and we will arrange carpools in 4WD/HC vehicles. For more information or to sign up, contact trip leader Bob Powell at robertlpowell@durango.net or 970-385-8949.
June 3 - 5 PAAC class in Durango - "Rock Art Studies"
June 9 SJBAS annual picnic at Foxie Mason's house at 5:00 p.m. RSVP fmason@frontier.net
July 14 SJBAS Meeting - Paul Berkowitz Billy Malone: Indian Trader Hubbell Trading Post"
This program is being held in collaboration with the CSWS Four Corners Lecture Series and there will be a reception in the CSWS foyer starting at 6:00 p.m.
July 21 Tour of Lewis Mine and Mill near Telluride

Rudy Davison will share his incredible knowledge of historic mining activities in this 8-mile roundtrip day hike to the Lewis Mine. Beginning at 10,400 feet, the trail gradually gains 2,048 feet. Trailhead access will require 4WD vehicles, but we will arrange carpools. For more information or to sign up, contact trip leader Lyle Hancock at lylehancock@bresnan.net or phone 970-764-4531.
August 11 SJBAS meeting - speaker Laurie Webster - "Clothes Make the Person: Clothing Diversity in the Prehispanic Southwest."  
This program is being held in collaboration with the Four Corners Summer Lecture Series and there will be a reception in the CSWS foyer starting at 6:00 p.m.
September 8 SJBAS meeting - speaker Dawn Mulhern from FLC - "Mortuary Practices of the Durango Basketmakers"
September 15 - 18 Rock Art near Bluff and Ancestral Puebloan Sites on Comb Ridge - Utah

This four-day camping trip will start with a reception in Bluff and short hikes to nearby rock art panels. Then the group will make a base camp along Butler Wash and do several moderately difficult day hikes to remote Ancestral Puebloan sites on Comb Ridge. Hikes are generally less than six miles roundtrip, but do include off trail scrambling. Trip participation limit is 12. For more information and to sign up, contact trip leader Andy Gulliford at gulliford_a@fortlewis.edu. This trip is currently full, but there is a waiting list.
September 25 - 26 Mesa Verde Backcountry Hike with NPS guide

This will be a two-day trip with an afternoon hike to Petroglyph Point on the first day, an optional overnight at Far View Lodge, and a backcountry hike on the second day to Oak Tree House. This 2-hour, 1-mile round-trip hike is moderately strenuous. Expect a narrow, unpaved, uneven trail, with steps carved into the sandstone, steep drop-offs, and two ladders (4-foot and 15-foot). Total elevation change is 200 feet. Trip participation limit is 10. Tour fee is $25. For more information or to sign up, contact trip leaders Jim and Rhonda at rhondaandjim@msn.com.
October 1 Yucca House National Monument

This is a day trip to one of the largest Ancestral Puebloan sites in Southwest Colorado. The tour of this unexcavated puebloan community near Cortez will be led by NPS guide Jill Blumenthal. For more information or to sign up, contact Tish Varney at tishvarney@att.net or 970-259-4099.
October 7 - 10 CAS annual meeting and conference in Grand Junction - Follow this link to register
October 13 SJBAS meeting - Dan Simplicio from Crow Canyon Archaeological Center - "Vanished: or We Could Have Vanished"
October 15 Pueblitos near Navajo Reservoir – New Mexico

This will be a day trip to visit three Navajo Pueblitos. We will drive down through Aztec and return through Ignacio. The longest walk is mile over relatively flat terrain. 4WD/HC vehicles are necessary, but we will arrange carpools if necessary. The trip participation limit is 16. For more information or to sign up, contact trip coordinator Bob Powell at robertlpowell@durango.net or 970-385-8949.
November 10 SJBAS meeting - 7:00 p.m. lecture in Noble Hall in collaboration with Life Long Learning Lecture Series - speaker Jim Judge, archaeologist and retired faculty of FLC Anthropology Department, "Confronting Climate Change, Then and Now – Lessons from Chaco”
November... Tour the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum and new Growth Fund Building 

CANCELLED This day trip includes a special tour of the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum and the new building of the Southern Ute Growth Fund. For more information or to sign up, contact trip leaders Jim and Rhonda at rhondaandjim@msn.com.
December 8
SJBAS annual meeting and holiday party
 
Other Trips and Activities Not Directly Affiliated with SJBAS
March 17 - 20 Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists annual meeting, Salida, CO
June 9 - 12 Mining History Association annual conference, Telluride, CO
June 30 - July 4 Five-day Canoe Trip on the Gunnison River

This will be a five-day canoe and camping trip on the Gunnison River hosted by the San Juan Mountains Association and outfitted by Centennial Canoe Outfitters. Paddlers will float the Dominguez Canyon reach from Hotchkiss to Whitewater. Space for SJBAS members is subject to availability. For more information and to sign up, contact Andy Gulliford at gulliford_a@fortlewis.edu.
August 19 - 21 Three-day Canoe Trip on the Gunnison River

This will be a three-day canoe trip on the Gunnison River hosted by History Colorado and outfitted by Centennial Canoe Outfitters. Paddlers will float the Dominguez Canyon reach from Escalante Canyon to Whitewater. Space for SJBAS members is subject to availability. For more information and to sign up, contact Andy Gulliford at gulliford_a@fortlewis.edu.
August... Pecos Conference