The University Travel Club's new season will open Monday, Sept. 28, with a film that captures scenery close to home. Joe and Mary Liz Adair's film, "Crown Jewels of the Rocky Mountains," focuses on four national parks - Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier and Rocky Mountain.
Yellowstone is a geothermal wonderland. Await a familiar friend, the eruption of Old Faithful against the setting sun. Visit Lake Lodge and Old Faithful Lodge - two landmarks of our national heritage. Prowl geyser basins where thermal wonders vie for your attention, and stand in awe as the Yellowstone River thunders into the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park.Grand Teton National Park has some of the country's most youthful mountains. Reflect upon the mirrored images of America's most famous peaks in Jenny Lake. Browse the galleries and shops of the town of Jackson, ride to the dizzying summits on the Teton Village tram and watch the sunset alongside a moose and her calf on Willow Flat.
The features of Glacier National Park were sculpted by ice and time. Drive heavenward on the Going to the Sun Road and cross the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. Look for mountain goats on craggy passes. Explore the dense shadows of a primeval forest. And walk along the shores of Sherburne Lake or Many Glacier Lake.
Rocky Mountain National Park is a stone's throw from Denver and a prime example of the alpine scenery of the American West. Throttle up with the stalwart crews whose rotary snowplows clear Trail Ridge Road astride the Continental Divide. Explore the shores of Bear Lake, Sprague Lake and Lilly Lake, where wildlife is at home. Stroll the streets of Estes Park, gateway to the park. And grapple with the hairpin turns on Fall River Road, the original motor track across the Rockies. Quake with trembling aspens in the sharp chill of autumn.
Joe and Mary Liz Adair have lived, worked and traveled in over 60 nations producing travel-destination films on four continents. They live in Estes Park, Colo., in a home with a view overlooking Rocky Mountain National Park.
Their award-winning films have been exhibited by many TV stations in North America and they have lectured to travelog audiences throughout the country.
The screening will be in Kingsbury Hall on the lower University of Utah campus, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Kingsbury Hall or by calling 581-7100. Season tickets will save you the equivalent of the cost of admission to three films.
The newly renovated hall is wheelchair accessible, has refurbished seats, expanded restrooms, a patron elevator and air conditioning.