Vicki & Patrick Nurre
of Northwest Treasures
JUNE 23 - 28, 2016
A few of the highlights that we will see:
Old Faithful and the Upper Geyser Basin - the largest concentration of geysers in the world
Midway Geyser Basin - see the Grand Prismatic Hot Springs
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone - We'll solve the mystery that the park rangers still struggle to explain!
Norris Geyser Basin - the most acidic, most toxic part of Yellowstone
West Thumb Geyser Basin - Study of microbes that live in the water and why they turn color
Mammoth Hot Springs - Why are these travertine and limestone terraces in a volcanic region?
Tower Fall and Petrified Tree - the biblical explanation
The price per person is $135 and includes 4 full days of private tours throughout Yellowstone, leaving you time to explore on your own or do other fun activities with the group. It also includes 5 nights of camping (minimum 4 persons per campsite), and some meals as well as the guided tours and extensive, custom, educational materials. You won't find this tour anywhere else!
PLUS members receive a VIP meal package which includes 3 meals per day.
Price does not include airfare, transportation to the park, transportation in the park, or park admittance fees.
A hotel upgrade is available on a limited basis for $270 per night.
Space for this event is extremely limited. Don't wait too long, or you'll miss out on this once in a life time opportunity! Reserve your family's spot today!
THIS TRIP IS FULL! We are no longer taking reservations.
1. What age would you recommend this trip for?
All ages are welcome to participate. Instructional packets with games and puzzles will be available for children, ages 4 and up (included for PLUS members, available at $6.00 per packet for Basic members)
2. You say this is from a Biblical perspective. Just what do you mean?
The first 11 chapters of Genesis give us a general historic framework for interpreting the various geological landscapes. The tour will be done with this framework in mind, that a six-day Creation and a historic worldwide Flood, as taught in Genesis, are true. NOTE: HECOA is not a religiously-oriented organization - however, equality works both ways. Many of our members have requested this trip. If biblically-based tours are not for you, then we do have other field trips!
3. Can you tell us more about the guide, Patrick Nurre?
Patrick is from the beautiful state of Montana where as a youngster he spent many Saturdays rockhounding near the Big Horn River. He was trained in secular geology, but after becoming a Christian, he began to reevaluate his previous evolutionary beliefs, and became, instead, a young-earth creationist. Today, he is a popular speaker on geology and our young Earth and is the author of 11 books on the subject, from PreK-adult.
4. Will we have time for our own family to do separate hikes?
Yes. Of course, each day is different, and scheduling is often driven by weather or traffic. But generally, you will be able to participate in at least one group excursion each day. The rest of the time you are free to do what you would like.
5. What about extra time to interact with Patrick, if we have questions that go beyond our excursion time?
Patrick will be available to help answer questions during any free time, including meals and our group discussion meetings.
6. How easy is it to find your way around in the park?
You will be given a map when you enter the park, and it is very easy to find your way using it. Most parking lots accommodate either cars or RV’s. (Only a very few are restricted to cars only.)
7. What about restrooms?
There are restrooms at every major feature, as do most of the picnic spots also. These are indicated on the map you will receive.
8. What about food?
The park has grocery stores at every major attraction, as well as a combination of cafeterias, lunch counters and restaurants. And of course, there are many picnic spots. These are shown on the map you receive upon entry. (some meals are included for PLUS members)
9. What about gas?
Gas is available at most major features, including Old Faithful, Mammoth, Canyon, Roosevelt and Grant. It is more expensive to purchase it in the park, so plan accordingly!
10. Do I need to be concerned about the bears?
You will be lucky to see a bear while you are in the park! Most interaction with bears takes place in the back country. The National Park has taken measures over the past 40 years to discourage the bears from coming to the populated areas to feed. With that in mind, if you decide to hike, be sure that you check with the rangers about the area you are going into, and carry bear spray. The Park Service also gives very good instruction on how to handle wild animals, found in the information you receive on entering the park. Generally speaking, simply do not approach them.