NEW! Under a Starry Sky

NEW! Under a Starry Sky

$175 per person
Dates:
Aug 9 at 5 PM - Aug 10 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

Viewing the dark skies over Yellowstone is an excellent way to introduce you to the heavens above: the arc of the Milky Way, the bright lights of the planets, and the wonderment of the distant objects such as galaxies. What is out there beyond what our eye can see? You’ll learn how to navigate the night sky and how to find objects such as planets, nebula, and galaxies. This is your opportunity for a personal tour of the constellations above and your chance to view distant objects through a telescope.

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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.