NEW! Backpacking and Fishing Yellowstone’s Interior

NEW! Backpacking and Fishing Yellowstone’s Interior

Private Cabin Single: $950 per person
Dates:
Jul 2 at 7 PM - Jul 5 at 11 AM
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Meals Included?:
No
Instructors:
Institute Staff
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Field Seminars
Seminar Type:
Backpacking
Program Subject:
Cultural History, Hiking, Natural History, Outdoor Recreation

Enjoy spending time in Yellowstone's spectacular backcountry hiking and fishing. You will spend the first evening at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch with an evening program focused on backcountry safety and preparation. Spend the rest of the class immersed in the heart of the Yellowstone interior. Days will be spent hiking to camp, side hikes, and fishing some of Yellowstone's pristine backcountry waters.

Lodging Options:

  • Private Cabin Single: A private cabin for yourself

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SUMMER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Be prepared to hike up to 1 mile per day, comfortably, through relatively flat terrain on maintained trails.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 3 miles per day, comfortably, with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 5 miles per day, comfortably, with occasional elevation gains up to 1000 feet in undulating terrain.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 8 miles per day, at a brisk pace, comfortably, with climbs up to 1500 feet on dirt trails. Loose rocks, uneven footing, and off-trail hiking are possible. Good coordination is recommended.
  • Be prepared for brisk aerobic, destination-oriented hiking up to 12 miles a day. You should be physically conditioned to do these hikes comfortably. Elevation changes up to 2000 feet on dirt trails or off-trail. Loose rock, uneven footing, steep hillside traverses, and stream crossings are possible. Good coordination is required.

WINTER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Leisurely hikes up to 1 mile per day through relatively flat terrain on maintained or snow-packed trails.
  • Hikes on snow-packed trails, or snowshoe or ski trips, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.
  • Brisk hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing up to 5 miles per day with climbs up to 500 feet, including some trail-breaking in snow.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 8 miles per day with climbs up to 1000 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 12 miles per day with climbs up to 1500 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.