NEW! Wolves: Celebrating 25 Years

NEW! Wolves: Celebrating 25 Years

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Dates:
Jun 16 at 4 PM - Jun 20 at 9 AM
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Meals Included?:
Yes
Instructors:
Dave Mech, Ph.D., Doug Smith, Ph.D., Kira Cassidy, M.S.
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Field Seminars
Seminar Type:
Lamar Premier Packages
Program Subject:
Conservation, Cultural History, Natural History, Wildlife

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Lamar Valley was at the heart of Yellowstone wolf restoration 25 years ago, and today the valley and surrounding areas are the best place in the world to watch and study wild wolves. Join world-renowned wolf experts and biologists Dr. L. David Mech, Dr. Doug Smith, and Kira Cassidy to experience the success of Yellowstone wolf restoration. You’ll search for wolves and observe their behaviors, immerse yourself in current and historic studies of wolf biology and ecology, hear stories about the wolves brought to Yellowstone 25 years ago, and look to the future of wolf research in Yellowstone and beyond.

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

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Wolves: Celebrating 25 Years

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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.