Waco Mammoth National Monument Tour

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Planned by Raquel Robles
Waco Mammoth National Monument sits within 100 acres of wooded parkland along the Bosque River. Surrounded by oak, mesquite and cedar trees, the site offers an escape from the modern world and provides a glimpse into the lives and habitat of Columbian mammoths and other Ice Age animals. https://www.nps.gov/waco/index.htm

Meet: Rudy's BBQ (2400 Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78681)
Perfect place to grab breakfast tacos/fuel up.

Driver's Meeting: 8:30am

Leave Meet Site: 8:45am

There will be a pit stop to be determined 1 hr into our drive.

Arrive at destination: around 10:45am

Waco Mammoth National Monument Tour
6220 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708

Scientists from Baylor University and many other institutions have conducted research on such topics as the age of the fossils, what plants the animals ate, and the circumstances under which they were trapped and buried. How the mammoths died is still a mystery. No evidence of human involvement has been found, and many of the remains were not disturbed by scavengers. One of the first hypotheses was that the animals all perished in a flash flood. However, recent research has indicated that between 65,000 and 72,000 years ago, a nursery herd of at least 19 mammoths were trapped and drowned by rapidly rising flood waters from the Bosque River. A camel also appears to have been trapped by this flood. Subsequent floods buried the remains.

Some years later, an unidentified animal associated with a juvenile saber-toothed cat died and was buried. And, finally, another flood event occurred which trapped and killed the bull, juvenile and female mammoths.

In 2015, President Barack Obama signed an executive order establishing Waco Mammoth National Monument and making this site a new unit of the National Park System.

Guided Tour Fee will be $4 per person. We will collect the fee in advance at the meeting place. Cash or check - no credit cards.

Lunch will be at Manny's On The River
(1620 N M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Waco, TX 76704)

Menu can be found: http://mannysontheriver.com/

** bring your two way radios: Channel 10 Sub 2 **

Who attended

Year Model People
Year Model People
Bruce Alfredson 2016 428i 1 Bob Heimann 2010 Z4 2
Michael Anderson 2006 Z4 2 Michael Jackson 2015 M3 1
Joaquin Aviles 2016 M235i 1 Sandra & Bill Lewis 2003 Z4 2
John Beneat 2011 M3 2 Bruce & Ann Mason 2006 M3 2
Josh Butts 2016 M3 1 Glenn & Sandy McConnell 2015 M4 3
Marco & Mary Beth Cordon 2016 M5 2 Dan McLaughlin 2000 M5 2
Ken Carson & Connie Stried 2001 Z3 Cpe 2 Johnny & Shearon Mitchell 1999 M Cpe 2
Deborah Dalton 2011 328i 1 Phil Nybro 2007 3238i 1
Tom & Gay Dawson 2010 Z4 2 Raquel Robles 2013 X1 1
Angel Espinosa 2007 Z4M 1 Vincent Robles 2013 128i 1
Jeff Gifford 1990 325i 1 Lenny Zwik 2015 M4 1
Paul & Kathy Goldfine 2011 328xi 2 Total 23 36