Message #298:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: 20th Annual Little Snake Rendezvous
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 1997 19:26:08 -0700

From: Christopher Arthur 

As posted to ARCH-L... the Rendezvous on the Little Snake is pretty much a
weekend campout during which we mostly have been sitting around talking
about 'old times'  In the distant past, we
actually did field reports and stuff like that, but the attendance dropped
down to so few people that:

a) it was more fun to just sit in lawn chairs and sip beverages and talk
about what we were doing; or, b) go fishing.

I would guess that the main attraction is being away from the
telephone/fax/confuser, getting a chance to be outside with no work to do
and visiting with professional peers.  In other words, this is not a real
conference, per se.  The directions are about as self explanatory as i
could get them off the 1:100000 map, and thus I plan to get there early to
flag the way in.  As stated, there are no facilities that I know of, and no
water.  Fishing is probably not in the cards as streams are pretty limited
in that part of the world.  The road should be adequate for passenger cars
(upgraded county road) but I havent been there in about 10 years and it
could have deteriorated somewhat.

20th Annual Rendezvous on the Little Snake - August 8, 9, 10, 1997 -- If
you were working in Western Colorado or Wyoming in 1977, you may remember a
standout weekend near Diamond Peak, Colorado.  Literally hundreds of
professional and amateur archaeologists from Colorado, Wyoming and even
North Dakota gathered to socialize and talk about the work they were doing
that summer.  You may or may not be aware that said Rendezvous has been
taking place every summer since then. We are holding the 20th annual
'Rendezvous on the Little Snake' on August 8, 9, and 10. and would like to
get as many of the original attendees there as possible.  We may not have
the roasted buffalo, but we will have a great time.  If you were there in
1977, please try to attend!

Directions to Rendezvous:

>From Maybell, Colorado (84 mi east of Vernal, Utah on U.S. 40; 31 mi west
of Craig, Colorado on U.S. 40) drive miles west on Colorado 318 to Moffat
County 10N, turn north, drive about 15 miles through Irish Canyon to
junction with Moffett County 72, turn west, drive 8.5 miles to a 'wye'
junction.  Go north about 2.25 miles to camp in Antone Gap.

>From Rock Springs, Wyoming, drive 55 miles south on Wyoming 430 to the
state line, continue south about 4.5 miles on Moffat County 10N to junction
with Moffat County 72, turn west, drive 8.5 miles to a 'wye' junction, turn
north and go about 2.25 miles to camp.


Be sure to bring:  food, water (and the politically correct beverages of
choice), camp gear, bug juice, and all that outdoor stuff you need in a
primitive camp situation (lawn chairs, guitars, etc).  


For more information, contact:
Russ Tanner - BLM Green River Resource Area (307)382-5350

Chris Arthur- BLM Platte River Resource Area (307) 261-7501

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'...the present is the key to the past.'  Charles Lyell
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