NEW! Moon and Stars

NEW! Moon and Stars

$175 per person
Dates:
Jul 12 at 5 PM - Jul 13 at 1 AM
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Meals Included?:
No
Instructors:
Lynn Powers, M.S.
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Field Seminars
Seminar Type:
Naturalist Day Trips
Program Subject:
Astronomy, Cultural History

Apollo missions brought back 849 pounds of rock and soil samples from their visits to the moon 50 years ago. These samples are housed in Houston and lent out for occasional public viewing. Some of these samples will be in Yellowstone and this program will give you the opportunity to see and hold them! The in-town workshop will explore the moon and its formation through a variety of hands-on activities. You’ll then head into Yellowstone for a chance to look through telescopes under the dark skies of the park, viewing both inner and outer solar system objects.

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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.