Travel Information

Miami University Geology Field Station - 2021
Travel Information and Instructions



We will assemble at the Hostel in Teton Village at 3:00 PM, Tuesday June 8. All participants must be present by this time.

Ground Travel – Private Vehicles

Participants planning to drive personal vehicles should arrive at Timberline Ranch (~15 miles northwest of Dubois, WY along U.S. 26/287) between Noon and 2:00 PM, Monday June 7. You will park your vehicle at the ranch. No personal vehicles will be used during the traveling portion of the course, and use will be limited during our stay at the ranch. If you plan to have someone drop you off in Jackson or Dubois, please contact us for additional information. Those participants arriving by ground on Monday will join others arriving from Ohio in University vehicles and all will travel to Jackson for lodging on Monday evening (paid for by the course).  The course ends at 7:00 AM, Tuesday July 13, and participants driving their own vehicles will be transported back to Timberline Ranch that morning.

Ground Travel – Miami University Vans

Multiple vehicles will depart from Shideler Hall (250 Patterson Ave, Oxford, OH) loading zone off of Bishop Circle, at 8:00 AM, Saturday, Friday June 4. The trip will involve three days and two nights of travel, arriving at Timberline Ranch and Jackson on Monday June 7. The vehicles will return to Oxford late in the evening on Wednesday, July 14.

More information will be provided later, but there likely will be room for approximately 14-20 passengers from Miami and other institutions, at least 6 of whom must be approved as Miami University van drivers (having completed the on-line university safety program), with two slots taken by instructors.  If you want a spot in the University vans, please contact Dr. Currie as soon as possible.

Air Travel

Your arrival point is the Jackson, WY airport. Participants planning to fly should arrange a flight as soon as possible to ensure direct connections and to obtain the best possible fares. Please pack as if you are going backpacking, luggage space will be limited! You must arrive at the airport no later than 3:00 PM Tuesday June 8. If necessary, travel on Monday June 7 and spend the night. If you arrive on Monday, we will have a room reserved for you at the Hostel at Teton Village paid for by the course.  The field camp caravan from Ohio will be stopping at the Jackson Airport around 3-5 PM on Monday June 7.  If you arrive after that time (or before and you don’t want to wait), you will be required to wait for us or arrange your own transportation from the airport to Teton Village.  Commercial transportation is available between the Jackson airport and Teton Village.

Miami University vans will make frequent pick-ups at the Jackson airport (at the curb out front) starting at approximately 12:00 PM on Tuesday June 8. The final airport pick-up will be made at 3:00 PM Tuesday June 8.  The course ends in Teton Village, WY at 7:00 AM Tuesday July 13. Please plan your departure from the Jackson airport for Tuesday July 13 after 8:00 AM. Vans will transport all air travelers to the Jackson airport (regardless of departure time) early Monday morning.

If you are flying, your arrival city is required to be Jackson, WY.  However, you have the option of departing on Monday July 12 from Great Falls, MT.  If your departure from Great Falls is earlier than noon on Monday July 12, you will be required to get a room in Great Falls on Sunday evening (we can transport you there in the afternoon) and arrange your own transport to the airport the next day.