NEW! Hiking Yellowstone’s Volcanic History
Private Cabin Double: $1,400 for two people
Private Cabin Single: $1,000 per person
Aug 4 at 7 PM - Aug 8 at 9 AM
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Dave Egan, M.S.
Yellowstone is a beautiful mix of at least four major events in geologic history, creating a landscape of rocks that are still forming along with those over a billion years in age. Significant to the landscape is a period of volcanic eruptions whose volcanic roots form major peaks across the northern portion of the park, including Mt. Washburn. Intervals between eruptions included massive ash and mudflows, burying forests and creating one of the largest petrified forests in the world. Eruptions returned to the area again a few million years ago, creating a patchwork of volcanic layers within and around the Yellowstone caldera. All of these materials were then substantially scoured by glaciers, creating the incredible landscape seen today and such features as the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Participants will hike through a variety of geologic settings with the goal of being able to observe and interpret the geologic processes that have formed the landscape of Yellowstone.
- Private Cabin Single: A private cabin for yourself
- Private Cabin Double: A private cabin for yourself and one other participant of your choice
- Shared Cabin Triple: A bed in a shared cabin with up to two other participants