NEW! Lamar Wildlife Getaway

NEW! Lamar Wildlife Getaway

Shared Cabin Triple: $1,050 per person
Private Cabin Double: $2,300 for two people
Private Cabin Single: $1,450 per person
Dates:
Jul 24 at 5:45 PM - Jul 28 at 9 AM
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Meals Included?:
Yes
Instructors:
Institute Staff
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Field Seminars
Seminar Type:
Catered
Program Subject:
Cultural History, Natural History, Wildlife

Unplug, settle in, and roll with the rhythms of early summer in Yellowstone. Each morning you'll head out in search for wildlife. As you scan and observe, you'll learn about the animals' behavior and where they fit in the Yellowstone scene. Each afternoon, explore more of wild Yellowstone on optional hikes highlighting what's special about this time of year. You can choose from two hiking options each afternoon, such as easy history rambles, hunts for animal sign, and hikes to historic locations. You'll also learn about wildlife from experts in the field during evening programs.

Lodging Options:

  • 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

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Lamar Wildlife Getaway

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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.