Meandering Through Wildflowers

Meandering Through Wildflowers

Shared Cabin Triple: $650 per person
Private Cabin Double: $1,500 for two people
Private Cabin Single: $1,050 per person
Dates:
Jul 13 at 7 PM - Jul 17 at 9 AM
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Meals Included?:
No
Instructors:
Wayne Phillips
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Field Seminars
Seminar Type:
Traditional
Program Subject:
Hiking, Plants

Go beyond simple flower identification in this fun and engaging course. Delve into plant ecology, learning the structure of plants and their flowers from the ground up; and study the edible, medicinal, Native American, and wildlife uses for the plants you encounter. Meandering at a relaxed pace through sagebrush and grassland valleys, colorful subalpine meadows, and the cool, shady spruce forests along streams, you’ll have time for careful observation and meditation. Creative tools like poetry, song, photography, and sketching will help you learn, remember, and document the features of the plants and flowers you’ve come to know.

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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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.