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Day 4 – Thursday, 15 May 2003

6:30 a.m. First wake-up call.
6:30 – 7:30 a.m. Breakfast, tidy camp (we stay here again tonight).
7:30 a.m. Load bus, travel to Mammoth Site.
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Stop 4.1: Mammoth Site – Tour by site staff.
10:00 a.m. Morning snack.
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Travel to Nature Conservancy site.
10:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. Stop 4.2: Nature Conservancy Site (Whitney Preserve).
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Travel to Wind Cave National Park (approximately 30 miles).
1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Stop 4.3: Wind Cave National Park (presentation & tour by Park Service staff). Afternoon snack.
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Travel to Hill City.
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Stop 4.3: Black Hills Geology Research Institute. Presentation by museum staff. Emphasis: rocks, minerals, fossils (dinosaurs, T.Rex!)
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Stop 4.4: Mineral collecting stop outside of Hill City
5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Return to camp (KOA), Hot Springs.
6:30 p.m. Dinner and post-dinner discussion/review of day.