2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies
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FIELD TRIP

The optional tour on Sunday, June 9, is a trip to the New River Gorge. The tour bus will leave the Embassy Suites at 9am and return to the airport at 3pm, and from there back to the Embassy Suites. The cost includes a packed lunch and water. At the park, there will be a guided easy hike with lots of scenic views.

The New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. It is a rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, The national park that encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.The New River Gorge Bridge is a steel arch bridge that is the longest and highest steel arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere.

The most easily recognized attractions of the site are the views of the gorge and bridge. The back deck of the center offers a two-mile view southward into the park. Visitors discover the striking size of the gorge with one of the world's oldest rivers at the bottom. A short hiking trail descends into the gorge on a wooden boardwalk. The boardwalk has two observation decks which offer unobstructed views of the longest steel arch span in the western hemisphere and the mile wide gorge it spans. A fully accessible ramp provides access to the upper observation deck.

Water and lunch will be provided. Closed toed shoes, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.

Please sign up early as space is limited!

For more details on the New River Gorge, please see the National Park Service website

New River Gorge