RMAG Book Cliffs Field Trip





Book Cliffs Field Trip

Join RMAG as we travel to the Book Cliffs for an outstanding field trip led by Professor William W. Little. William is the principal sedimentologist/stratigrapher and field camp director for the Department of Geology at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

William, along with his geologist son David, will guide us on a 2 1/2-day field trip into the Book Cliff mountains from Price, Utah to Green River, Utah. The trip departs from Denver April 25th, with April 26th, 27th & 1/2 day on the 28th in the field!

   Trip Leaders: William Little, Professor of Geology, Brigham Young University-Idaho; David Little, W.W. Little Geological Consulting

  April 25-28, 2019

  Price and Green River, Utah (ground transportation will be provided)


EARLY BIRD special (through March 2nd): $1,500 per person
After March 2nd: $1,600 per person

 All inclusive of:

  • Round-trip airfare from Denver to Salt Lake City
  • Transportation from Salt Lake to Price and Green River, and return to Salt Lake City
  • 3 nights lodging - 2 nights in Price and 1 in Green River
  • Breakfast & lunch included
  • Special dinner and social time Friday, April 26th (All other dinners on your own)
  • Printed guidebook

See itinerary for details regarding daily activities.

Registration closes on Monday, April 22nd.

Refunds for the Book Cliffs Field Trip are only available until March 15, 2019.

Refunds for this special RMAG field trip are available only up to 60 days before the trip. After March 15th, if you are unable to attend, your registration is transferable, until April 18th. Please inform RMAG staff as soon as possible if you plan to transfer your registration, and the name of the person who will be attending in your place.

This trip is limited to 12 participants. Early bird registration opens Thursday, February 14th and ends March 2! Early bird price $1,500, after March 2nd price goes up to $1,600. Don't wait to register, this trip is sure to sell out! Not an RMAG member? Registration includes a full 2019 membership! Forgot to renew? Registration also includes your 2019 renewal!

Questions? Ask Barbara Kuzmic, RMAG Executive Director at [email protected].


About the Trip Leaders: 

William Little is a Professor of Geology at Brigham Young University – Idaho, where he is the principle sedimentary geologist and field camp director. He holds a Ph.D. degree in geology from the University of Colorado – Boulder, as well as M.S. and B.S. degrees from Brigham Young University. Prior to his arrival at BYUI, he worked as a field mapping geologist for the Missouri Geological Survey, finishing as the statewide director of the Surficial Materials Mapping Program and concurrently taught graduate courses in geological mapping at the University of Missouri – Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology). His primary research interests are related to clastic sequence stratigraphy of fluvial and shoreline systems in Upper Cretaceous strata of the Western Interior, primarily the Kaiparowits Basin and Book Cliffs
areas of Utah.

David Little received an M.S. degree in geology from Brigham Young University in 2016, where he performed a statistical geochemical analysis comparing modern and ancient eolian deposits. He obtained a B.S. degree in geology from Brigham Young University – Idaho and was a member of the first BYUI Imperial Barrel Award team, competing as an undergraduate. David completed a graduate internship with ConocoPhillips in 2013, then began working for W.W. Little Geological Consulting, LLC upon its inception in 2014. He is a proficient mapper of bedrock geology in complex geologic terrain, as well as a sedimentary petrographer. His current focus is ichnology of Cretaceous coastal and shallow marine systems.


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