Solstice Wildlife Watching

Solstice Wildlife Watching

Single Bed in Shared Cabin: $645
Private Cabin for Two Participants: $1,490
Private Cabin for One Participant: $1,045
Dates:
Jun 20 at 7 PM - Jun 24 at 9 AM
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Meals Included?:
No
Instructors:
Brad Bulin, M.S.
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Field Seminars
Seminar Type:
Traditional
Program Subject:
Wildlife

Yellowstone’s northern range is known worldwide for its “charismatic megafauna,” such as grizzly bears, bison, wolves, and elk. You’ll spend three full days looking for these and other wild animals and learning how they fit into the park’s ecosystem. Enjoy early morning and evening searches for wolves, bears, and songbirds, and then look to the midday sky for falcons and other birds of prey as they migrate back to the area. Keep a watchful eye on the ground, too, where you might spot small animals.

Lodging Options:

  • Private Cabin for One Participant: A private cabin for yourself
  • Private Cabin for Two Participants: A private cabin for yourself and one other participant of your choice
  • Single Bed in Shared Cabin: A bed in a shared cabin with up to two other participants

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Solstice Wildlife Watching

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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.