backEphedra viridis at Capitol Reef NPEriogonum aretioides at Red CanyonCastilleja revealii at Red CanyonVitis arizonica, Zion CanyonPenstemon utahensis at Capitol ReefLobelia cardinalis, Zion NPDalea fremontii in Grand StaircaseLithospermum multiflorum at Larb Hollow
Sunday, June 20:  We will take the direct route back to Salt Lake City, arriving in early afternoon, with plenty of time to check in and relax prior to the opening reception on Sunday evening.
Saturday, June 19:  We will spend the morning exploring the back trails and botanical treasures of Red Canyon in the Dixie National Forest, an area rich in endemic plants.  After lunch, we will travel to magnificent Zion National Park, where we will have the opportunity to visit hanging gardens and lush streamside communities.  We will spend the night in Hurricane, Utah.
Friday, June 18:  We will head south over Boulder Mountain on Utah Rte. 12, with its breath-taking views of  Capitol Reef to the east, and travel deep into the Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument, stopping to explore along the way.  We will cap the day with a leisurely evening stroll along the canyon rim
at
Bryce Canyon National Park.  We will spend the night in Tropic, Utah.
Thursday, June 17:  We will depart Salt Lake City at 9:00 am, stop for a picnic lunch at a scenic mountain lake, then spend the afternoon botanizing in the spectacular slick rock canyons and shady river bottoms of Capitol Reef National ParkWe will spend the night in Torrey, Utah.
                 The pre-conference field tour aims to provide ample time for botanizing and exploring in some of the most beautiful places on earth, with bus-riding time kept to a minimum.  The activities are designed to accommodate people of all ages and fitness levels. We will arrange for bus departure from the downtown Howard Johnson Express Inn.   If you are arriving from outside Utah, we suggest that you stay there the night before the tour. In the event that there are not enough rooms available, please come to the Howard Johnson Express Inn from your hotel by 8:30 am to get on the bus for the tour.
Pre-conference Field Tour Itinerary