Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave.
– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.
– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the journey.
6:30 AM Oakwood Village Begin Boarding
6:50 AM Capitol Lakes
7:10 AM East Towne Sears
7:30 AM Depart for Trempealeau
10:30 AM Trempealeau Memorial Library
11:30 AM Walk Little Bluff Trail
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Picnic Lunch at Perrot State Park Shelter
1:30 PM Perrot State Park Nature Center
3:30 PM Depart for Madison
6:00 PM East Towne Sears
6:15 PM Capitol Lakes
6:30 PM Oakwood Village
Accessibility Policy.On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.
Guest Policy. Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available.
Check with the trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.
Picnic Lunch. Please note you should bring your own picnic lunch and drink as well as snacks for the bus trip.
Accessibility. The walk up Little Bluff is easy to moderate on an improved trail and takes about 10 minutes. Our guides will provide a lift for those requesting a ride up the trail (if you wish a ride, please tell trip leader by July 20).
Trip Cooler. I hope to bring a larger cooler or two in which you can keep those portions of your lunch that require chilling; and you might also bring a small insulated lunch bag with icepack and include snacks and drinks for yourself for the trips up and back. It is a long day and it can be warm in August.
Footwear. Wear comfortable shoes for walking and standing. Please dress for the weather, per the forecast for La Crosse WI on August 3. We are near the Mississippi River and it is summer, so you might bring insect repellent and sun block.
Restrooms. On the bus, at the library, in the Village Community Center, outhouses in Central Park in the village, at the Trempealeau Hotel, at Perrot State Park (vault toilets) near the shelter and Nature Center. So, we will never be anywhere that is less than a few hundred feet from a toilet.
The Little Bluff Interpretive Path is shown at: www.tremptrip.com
The Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center has the best website for and overview of the archaeology of the Upper Mississippi Valley: http://mvac.uwlax.edu/PreEuropeanPeople/ Here, you can click on each cultural tradition to learn the basics for each period of time. Highly recommend this one.
Some websites you might wish to visit before our trip are:
Perrot SP: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/perrot/;
Trempealeau County and Village:
http://www.trempealeauwi.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trempealeau_County,_Wisconsin , https://www.ruralexperiences.com/ , http://www.travelwisconsin.com/southwest/trempealeau-county/trempealeau;
Trempealeau Hotel http://www.trempealeauhotel.com/trempealeauhotel/default.asp?ID=29&PageData=392&redirect=0;
Lock & Dam Number 6: https://www.johnweeks.com/river_mississippi/pagesL/missLD06.html
Chahokia - http://cahokiamounds.org/ or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cahokia)
Trempealeau Archaeology Field Trip Mail-In Registration Form (including instructions):
For further information, contact Trempealeau Archaeology trip organizer, Mike Roy, firstname.lastname@example.org and 608-443-9563