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Great Basin National Park

July 18 - July 24, 2018

This is a week of scientific survey work in Great Basin National Park in the Snake Range of eastern Nevada. GLORIA volunteers are botanists, students, research scientists, and alpine plant enthusiasts. If you have high altitude experience or are a reasonably competent botanist, we would love to have you!


Basecamp for the Great Basin target region peaks will be at the stunning Wheeler Peak campground. All meals and personal camping gear will need to be provided by the participant however impromptu pot-lucks are likely. If you are short of a piece of equipment, please email and I am sure that we can find something for you.


Camping fees will be covered by Great Basin National Park.


July 18 – Arrive at camp
July 19 – Bald Mountain
July 20 – Wheeler Peak
July 21 – Buck Mountain/Travel day
July 22 – Pyramid Peak
July 23 – Pyramid Peak II

July 24 – Depart/Make-up day


Plant Guides

Map and Directions

From Reno, NV: Take I-80 east for for 35 miles to Fernley, NV. Take exit 48 toward E Fernley. At the traffic circle, take the the third exit onto US 50 east. Take that east for about 285 miles to the town of Ely, NV. From Ely, take US 50 east (a right turn in town) towards Baker. After 57 miles, turn right onto NV-487. After 5 miles, turn right on NV-488 and continue into the park. Once inside the park, turn right onto Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive and take it to the end of the road at Wheeler Peak campground.

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