The Oasis Effect
5-days: July – Aug, 2018: $1299
When one thinks about the Salmon River’s location, so rudely bisecting the second deepest canyon in North America, the image of it as flowing through an oasis does not come to mind. An oasis typically is a place where water stimulates plant growth lush enough to support a habitat for animals and people in an otherwise arid dessert devoid of life.
The mental picture more likely conjured up by the word “oasis” is of someone sitting in a lawn chair shaded by shoreline palm fronds and sipping margaritas. The relatively narrow canyon chasm environment births no such la-la land fantasies. However, when viewed through the long-range lens of history used by scientists, the term “oasis” takes on new meaning.
What is it? Find out on this 5-day journey where we will make many stops to examine evidence and discuss the phenomenon, and perhaps enjoy a margaritas or two.