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Los Alamos Historical Society Offering Overnight Guided Tour To Trinity Site April 5-6

on February 15, 2019 - 9:02am
A group visiting the Trinity Site. Courtesy/LAHS
 
Los Alamos Historical Society News:
 
Trinity Site where the first man-made nuclear explosion was detonated July 16, 1945 is open only twice a year, and the Los Alamos Historical Society is offering a guided tour to the site April 5-6 for the spring opening.
 
The Society’s Trinity Tour includes a two-day, one-night experience via the Alamogordo southern approach through the seldom-seen interior of White Sands Missile Range. Departure from Trinity Site will be out of the northern Stallion Gate, with a lunch stop at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.
 
Bonuses include a visit to the young (5,000-year-old) lava flows of Valley of Fires and the New Mexico Space Museum overlooking the Tularosa Basin, Holloman Air Force Base, and White Sands Missile Range. This excursion aboard a comfortable, restroom-equipped coach includes experienced tour direction with Georgia and Gerry Strickfaden, who are leading their 16th trip to Trinity.  
 
The cost for Los Alamos Historical Society members is $400/person double occupancy; $500 for non-members, with a $50 single supplement for either. The price includes a tax-deductible donation to the Los Alamos Historical Society.

Only 40 seats are available. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, March 5. Payments may be mailed to the Los Alamos Historical Society, P.O. Box 43, Los Alamos, NM 87544; made at the Los Alamos History Museum; or made through the Society’s secure website, www.losalamoshistory.org/trinity. Refunds, minus a $50 processing fee, can be made through March 15.
 
Information and a link to purchase tickets are available on the Historical Society’s website, www.losalamoshistory.org/trinity.

Itinerary

Los Alamos Departure: 9 a.m. Friday, April 5 from the Holiday Inn Express, 60 Entrada, Los Alamos, NM.

Journey through Santa Fe to Clines Corners where you’ll choose your picnic lunch at the Subway.

Visit Valley of Fires just outside of Carrizozo.

Arrive in Alamogordo and visit the Space Museum and Space Hall of Fame. 

Check into Fairfield Marriott; dinner on your own.

Trinity Day: April 6 Bus departs promptly at 7 a.m.

Early breakfast at hotel in order to form up with the caravan at Tularosa.

Entering the Tule Gate, the next 75 miles take us across much of the eastern portion of the restricted White Sands Missile Range. Approach to Trinity Site is through the famed Mockingbird Gap.

At Ground Zero, board on your own the army’s shuttle bus to/from McDonald/Schmidt Ranch House and walk the quarter mile from the parking lot to the obelisk marking the site of detonation tower.

Leaving Trinity Site, the bus will travel north to Socorro for lunch by Chartwell’s Cafeteria at New Mexico Tech. ETA is 5 p.m. in Los Alamos.


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