NEW! YELLOWSTONE’S DARK SKIES

NEW! YELLOWSTONE’S DARK SKIES

Triple: $600
Double: $700
Single: $1,000
Dates:
Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. – Jan 6 at 9 a.m.
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Instructors:
Lynn Powers, M.S.
SKU: 200101
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Field Seminars
Program Subject:
Astronomy

Celebrate the day and the dazzling dark night skies over Yellowstone and observe meteor showers in this astronomy class. Each evening you’ll explore the dazzling dark night sky over the Lamar Valley navigating with star maps and planisphere, finding planets with your own eyes, and studying stars and nebula through binoculars and telescopes. In daytime sessions, you’ll study astronomy, safely view the sun, learn star stories, and learn how to choose a telescope.

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Yellowstone's Dark Skies

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.