Running Wild: Trail Running in Yellowstone

Running Wild: Trail Running in Yellowstone

$812.50
Dates:
July 20 - 23
Location:
Gardiner, Montana
Meals Included?:
No
Instructors:
Anthony Pavkovich, M.A.
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Field Seminars
Program Subject:
Outdoor Recreation, Trail Running

Join Yellowstone Forever for a trail running adventure in Yellowstone National Park. While cruising scenic ridgelines and dropping into remote canyons, you'll see rarely visited areas of the park and leave only footprints on the landscape. Enjoy wildlife watching, searching for tracks and signs, and learning more about the natural history of the region while moving at a steady pace down some of Yellowstone's most iconic trails. Evenings will be spent at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch surrounded by new and existing friends, conversing about that day’s activities, enjoying guided stretching, and diving deep into discussion about the locations and encounters you've had during the day.

About the instructor

Anthony tells stories to build relationships - be it person to person, community to community, or society to the natural world. As a filmmaker and journalist, he’s drawn to stories that challenge his assumptions and make him walk in other people’s shoes. He holds a master’s in environmental science and natural resource journalism from the University of Montana and was a fellow at the International Wildlife Film Festival. When not working behind his camera, you can find him traversing the landscape under his own power – be it in running shoes, on skis or by bike. To better get to know his backyard, he once ran 240 miles across the region he calls home.

We are continually updating and refining our COVID-19 mitigation measures to ensure the health and safety our guests, staff and volunteers. Read our COVID-19 guidelines for program participants.

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.