Barcroft Station facilities will
be open for visitors.
Photo: Paul Kennedy
July 31, 2006
White Mountain Research Station to hold open
house August 6
UC faculty, staff, students, and friends are invited to a day
of hiking and educational activities in the White Mountains
on Sunday, August 6. This event is cosponsored by the University
of California White Mountain Research Station (WMRS), Friends
of WMRS, and the Inyo National Forest.
The event will combine interpretive programs and natural history
walks at the Bristlecone Pine Visitor Center, an open house
at White Mountain Research Station High-Altitude Research Facility
at Mt. Barcroft, and an opportunity for hikers to ascend the
14,246 ft. White Mountain Peak. This is a once-a-year opportunity
to drive up to the Barcroft Station, listen to WMRS researchers
talk about the high-altitude research, see poster displays,
enjoy light refreshments, and purchase souvenirs.
The gate to the Barcroft facility will open at 7 a.m. and close
at 6 p.m. Carpooling is highly recommended as parking is limited.
Friends of WMRS (wearing orange vests) and research station
faculty and staff will be on hand to answer your questions.
Researchers' talks at the Barcroft facility will begin at 10
a.m. and end at 4 p.m.
The Barcroft Laboratory is the 11th-highest research station
in the world and fourth-highest in North America. The summit
laboratory is the fourth-highest research facility in the world
and the highest in North America.
For more information, go tot www.wmrs.edu
or call the scheduling coordinator at (760) 873-4344.