This trip was originally planned for the first weekend of May, but the overwhelming response and enthusiastic interest inspired me to reconfigure it to accommodate more people. It will now happen twice, on two back-to-back weekends, and I will stay in the area during the week in between. Those who signed up for the original posting, both Yes RSVP's and those on the Waiting List, are being given first chance to sign up for this one. After Sun. April 11th, any remaining spots will be opened up to the rest of y'all. But you can go ahead and sign up on the Waiting List now even if you weren't on the original list, and I'll take care of the rest. FYI, there is a limit of 28 people per weekend due to the limits of the hiking permits for the off-trail Painted Hills hike. There is also a $15/person fee for the guided hike (plus the .75 cent Amazon processing fee). I'm still working out the details, but sign up now and mark your calendar for this Fri. 5/7-Sun. 5/9 camping/hiking/biking trip. Here are the basics I'm working on in conjunction with the Oregon Paleo Lands Institute: --car camping, most likely at a state park, most likely next to a river *bring your own food *Sat. night group potluck --exploring back roads by bike *using bike routes mapped out by the Institute --an off-trail hike through the fossil beds, led by someone from the Institute (there is a fee of $15/person for this) --LOTS of fabulous picture-taking opportunities for all you photographers, both landscape and wildflowers There will be a pre-trip planning meeting a couple of weeks out and all logistical details will be announced well before the trip.