Trek to the Burgess Shale in preparation for the Digital Burgess conference
See full details of the upcoming trek.
On June 29, 1997, a special trek to the Burgess Shale was organized by the Burgess Shale Foundation and Parks Canada. This trek was held for the purpose of training the guides who would be leading groups to the Shale in the summer of 1997. Parks Canada took the opportunity to see what the concession holder (the Burgess Shale Foundation) would be presenting and instructed the Foundation guides as to their rights and duties. Bruce Damer, organizer of the Digital Burgess conference, came along to receive training and be better prepared for the upcoming conference on August 29-Sept 1, 1997. Treks to the Shale will be offered to conference attendees on August 30 and on the overflow date of September 2nd.
For a look at another nearby fossil bed, with an extensive collection of Trilobites see the CREWES Mt. Stephen Fossil Bed Trip.
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The Trek Up
Getting instructions at base in Field B.C.
Ascending above Field B.C.
Burgess Shale as seen from Burgess Pass
Trekking along ridge to the Shale
Wayne Powell introduces Burgess fauna
Examining the local Stratigraphy
Guidance along the slippery shale slopes
At the Walcott Quarries of the Burgess Shale
Arriving at the Burgess Shale face
Closeup view of stratigraphy
Examining a Marella
Found picture perfect Ottoia
Images of Canadaspis
Gentelmen of the Burgess Shale Foundation
Bruce Damer amateur fossil hunter
The Environs of the Shale
View of Emerald Lake from the Shale
Mount Burgess and Walcott Peak