Travel Information

Miami University Geology Field Station - 2023
Travel Information and Instructions



We will assemble at the Timberline Ranch near Dubois Wyoming at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, June 7. 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 3:00 PM, Wednesday, 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 at Timberline, please contact us for additional information.  The course ends at 7:00 AM, Tuesday, July 11, but you could leave as early as the evening of July 10 if you are driving or want to have someone pick you up.

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, Monday, June 5. The trip will involve three days and two nights of travel, arriving at Timberline Ranch and Jackson on Wednesday, June 7. The vehicles will return to Oxford late in the evening on Wednesday, July 12.

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 Wednesday, June 7.

We will make pick-ups at the Jackson airport (at curb adjacent to baggage claim) at about 3 PM. If you are flying, you must arrive in Jackson prior to 3 PM on Wednesday, June 7!  Plan to depart on Tuesday, July 11.  No lodging will be provided for early arrivals (prior to June 9) or late departures (after July 11).

Make reservations as soon as possible if you plan to fly.