Planning for Conference 2016

by Don Laine

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary next year, so of course RMOWP has to have our annual conference in a national park. We haven’t been to Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah since 2000, so your conference committee decided it was time to go back.

Therefore, next year’s RMOWP conference will take place at Bryce Canyon National Park June 1-4, 2016. That’s Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening.

 Bryce Canyon NP

Natural Bridge, along the Scenic Drive in Bryce Canyon NP © Barb Laine

One of the things we especially like about Bryce Canyon is the hoodoos – spectacular red rock sculptures carved in stone – but for those who enjoy forests there are also plenty of trees, including bristlecone pines, which can live thousands of years.

Our headquarters will be the Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn, just outside the park entrance, with lodging for $109 per night at Ruby’s and $79 per night at Bryce View Lodge, a more basic but perfectly adequate motel across the road that is part of the Ruby’s Inn complex. Ruby’s also has an adjacent full-service campground and several restaurants on site.

More details will follow as soon as we figure them out, but mark your calendars now!