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Program #20377RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Togwotee Mountain Lodge overnight accommodations 8, 500'

Equipment Requirements
Bring padded bicycle shorts, perhaps tights to put on over the shorts on cool days, a raincoat and synthetic layers including a t-shirt and warm layer and optional padded biking gloves. Comfortable biking shoes. The bicycle company provides helmets, 24 gear "fat tire" bicycles, filled water bottle, gel seat covers and sack lunches on the sag wagon. Cameras are recommended; carry them in your pocket or perhaps in a small fanny pack. Water bottle refills are available on the sag wagon. You can bring your own clipless pedals and shoes; the bike company will install them on your bike for the week.

Itinerary for Sep 8 — Sep 13, 2013

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Type: Resort

Description: Togwotee Mountain Lodge is located in the spectacular country around Togwotee Pass - on the eastern rim of Jackson Hole. The town of Jackson is a scenic one hour drive. The full-service lodge offers a beautiful dining room, hot tubs,and modern guest rooms. The lodge interior is finished in white pine trim, giving it a warm, western feel. A commitment to service and the friendliness of staff combine with the comfortable, relaxed atmosphere to make sure that your summer vacation spot at Togwotee Mountain Lodge will be unmatched.

Contact info:
27755 East Highway 287
PO Box 91
Moran, WY 83013 USA
phone: 866-278-4245
web: togwoteelodge.com

Room amenities: Each has two queen beds, a full bath and color cable television, coffee maker, hair dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: After a busy, activity-filled day, soak in one of the hot tubs, relax with a book on the porch, cook out underneath the trees or stars, or have a hearty meal at the Grizzly Steakhouse, open for 3 meals a day.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: contact lodge 1 866-278-4245
Pricing according to season.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 08 - Dinner and program orientation Sunday evening
Arrive To: Road Scholar Registration 5:30- 6 in hotel lobby.

Dinner: Dinner at resort.

Evening: Orientation Meeting following dinner (7 pm) in resort conference room. Meet fellow participants, learn schedule details, and review maps of bike ride locations.

Lodging: Togwotee Mountain Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Togwotee Mountain Lodge is located in the spectacular country around Togwotee Pass - on the eastern rim of Jackson Hole. The town of Jackson is a scenic one hour drive. The full-service lodge offers a beautiful dining room, hot tubs,and modern guest rooms. The lodge interior is finished in white pine trim, giving it a warm, western feel. A commitment to service and the friendliness of staff combine with the comfortable, relaxed atmosphere to make sure that your summer vacation spot at Togwotee Mountain Lodge will be unmatched.

Contact info:
27755 East Highway 287
PO Box 91
Moran, WY 83013 USA
phone: 866-278-4245
web: togwoteelodge.com

Room amenities: Each has two queen beds, a full bath and color cable television, coffee maker, hair dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: After a busy, activity-filled day, soak in one of the hot tubs, relax with a book on the porch, cook out underneath the trees or stars, or have a hearty meal at the Grizzly Steakhouse, open for 3 meals a day.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: contact lodge 1 866-278-4245
Pricing according to season.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 09 - Morning Stretch Class / Buffalo Valley bike ride/...
Morning Stretch Class / Buffalo Valley bike ride/ Angle Mountain Ridge Hike / Teton Habitats Class

Note: BUFFALO VALLEY RIDE: Elevation descending from 8,500’ to 6,700”, 18-22 miles. First day acclimation bike ride. AFTERNOON HIKE: Up Angle Mountain, 3-5 miles, with views of the entire Teton Range.

Breakfast: Breakfast at Lodge

Morning: Stretch class 8:30 - 9am, depart 9:30 am for Buffalo Valley bike ride. Starting in the subalpine forest of the Angle Mountain area surrounded by giant spruce and fir trees, the route follows a less traveled unpaved road with a gradual descent through beautiful alpine meadows to the Buffalo River Valley where you are rewarded with spectacular views of the high Teton peaks. This is a good first-day acclimation ride as you can learn to use disc brakes on an unpaved road and learn to use your gears on pavement. Birding opportunities abound along the Buffalo River. The second half of the route is on a scenic paved country road with rolling terrain, including one hill climb. Experience single track riding; it parallels the road so you have the option to try it out and return to the road. Elevation 8,500’ – 6,700”, 18-22 miles.

Lunch: Sack lunch in the field along the way, either along the Buffalo River or in a shady aspen grove.

Afternoon: Bike ride continues. On our return we'll hike along Angle Mountain Ridge seeking panoramic views of the entire Teton Range. Naturalist will interpret subalpine environments and the geology of the Togwotee area.

Dinner: Healthy dinner at Lodge, designed for hearty outdoor appetites.

Evening: Teton Habitats Class: Investigate the ecology of flora and select mammals we may encounter on our treks. Find out about their habitats and habits which enable them to thrive in mountain environments. Learn interesting facts about each species.

Lodging: Togwotee Mountain Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Togwotee Mountain Lodge is located in the spectacular country around Togwotee Pass - on the eastern rim of Jackson Hole. The town of Jackson is a scenic one hour drive. The full-service lodge offers a beautiful dining room, hot tubs,and modern guest rooms. The lodge interior is finished in white pine trim, giving it a warm, western feel. A commitment to service and the friendliness of staff combine with the comfortable, relaxed atmosphere to make sure that your summer vacation spot at Togwotee Mountain Lodge will be unmatched.

Contact info:
27755 East Highway 287
PO Box 91
Moran, WY 83013 USA
phone: 866-278-4245
web: togwoteelodge.com

Room amenities: Each has two queen beds, a full bath and color cable television, coffee maker, hair dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: After a busy, activity-filled day, soak in one of the hot tubs, relax with a book on the porch, cook out underneath the trees or stars, or have a hearty meal at the Grizzly Steakhouse, open for 3 meals a day.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: contact lodge 1 866-278-4245
Pricing according to season.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 10 - Teton View bike ride / Hike with a Hand Lens at T...
Teton View bike ride / Hike with a Hand Lens at Togwotee / Teton Geology Class

Note: TETON VIEW BIKE RIDE: on eastern border of Grand Teton National Park with magnificent views and good chance of seeing wildlife. Paved and unpaved service roads on national forest and in the national park. Elevation 7,000' to 6,500'. 18-20 miles. HIKE WITH A HAND LENS: At Togwotee Resort, 2-4 miles.

Breakfast: Breakfast at Lodge

Morning: Stretch class 8:30-9 am, depart for Teton View bike ride 9:30 am on the east border of Grand Teton National Park. With panoramic views of the mountain range the entire way, the route follows less traveled dirt roads gradually sloping downhill to a scenic paved road in Antelope Flats. Terrific opportunities for seeking bison and pronghorn antelope in the rich sagebrush flats sweeping towards dramatic views of the entire Teton Range. Bring your camera! Photo opportunities include the famous Moulton barn and homestead backdropped by the heart of the Teton Range. Elevation 7,000' to 6,500'. 18-20 miles.

Lunch: Sack lunch in the field; we will stop along the way for a picnic lunch overlooking the mountains.

Afternoon: Bike ride continued. Upon return to the lodge we will explore the rich subapline environments and look "up-close" through 20 power magnifiers to discover incredible micro details. Your nature treks will never be the same!

Dinner: Healthy dinner at Lodge, designed for hearty outdoor appetites.

Evening: Teton Geology Class: Why do the Tetons look the way they do? What you see in the mountains today is what we’ll discuss. We'll talk about 4.5 billion years of history in 45 minutes!

Lodging: Togwotee Mountain Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Togwotee Mountain Lodge is located in the spectacular country around Togwotee Pass - on the eastern rim of Jackson Hole. The town of Jackson is a scenic one hour drive. The full-service lodge offers a beautiful dining room, hot tubs,and modern guest rooms. The lodge interior is finished in white pine trim, giving it a warm, western feel. A commitment to service and the friendliness of staff combine with the comfortable, relaxed atmosphere to make sure that your summer vacation spot at Togwotee Mountain Lodge will be unmatched.

Contact info:
27755 East Highway 287
PO Box 91
Moran, WY 83013 USA
phone: 866-278-4245
web: togwoteelodge.com

Room amenities: Each has two queen beds, a full bath and color cable television, coffee maker, hair dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: After a busy, activity-filled day, soak in one of the hot tubs, relax with a book on the porch, cook out underneath the trees or stars, or have a hearty meal at the Grizzly Steakhouse, open for 3 meals a day.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: contact lodge 1 866-278-4245
Pricing according to season.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, September 11 - Stretch Class / Panoramic bike ride/ Mardy Murie...
Note: PANORAMIC RIDE: 23miles on paved roads and the new paved bicycle path in Grand Teton National Park. Ride ends at the Craig Thomas Visitor Center at park headquarters in Moose, where you will have time to enjoy interpretive exhibits.

Breakfast: Breakfast at lodge

Morning: Stretch class 8:30 - 9 am, depart 9:30 am for Panoramic bike ride. Starting along the shores of Jackson Lake north of Moran, we ride on pavement to the inner park loop road with spectacular views of the mountains reflected in Jackson Lake. As we approach the base of the range and Jenny Lake, the mountain views continually change. From Jenny Lake to Moose, we ride on the "New Pathway”, a paved bicycle path directly beneath the majestic peaks of the Teton Mountain Range through wide open sagebrush plains with bordering lodge pole pine & aspen forests. Be sure to pack your camera today, as the views are unbelievable! 6.800’ to 6,500’, 23 miles, mostly flat terrain.

Lunch: Sack lunch in the field with the backdrop of the towering Teton peaks.

Afternoon: Bike ride continued ending at the Craig Thomas Discovery Center at park headquarters in Moose, offering newly designed interpretive exhibits.

Dinner: Healthy dinner at Lodge, designed for hearty outdoor appetites.

Evening: Class on Mardy Murie, conservationist: Discover the life of Mardy Murie, an important conservationist who helped establish the National Arctic Wildlife Refuge and who lived in Moose, Wyoming in Grand Teton National Park until her recent death at the age of 101.

Lodging: Togwotee Mountain Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Togwotee Mountain Lodge is located in the spectacular country around Togwotee Pass - on the eastern rim of Jackson Hole. The town of Jackson is a scenic one hour drive. The full-service lodge offers a beautiful dining room, hot tubs,and modern guest rooms. The lodge interior is finished in white pine trim, giving it a warm, western feel. A commitment to service and the friendliness of staff combine with the comfortable, relaxed atmosphere to make sure that your summer vacation spot at Togwotee Mountain Lodge will be unmatched.

Contact info:
27755 East Highway 287
PO Box 91
Moran, WY 83013 USA
phone: 866-278-4245
web: togwoteelodge.com

Room amenities: Each has two queen beds, a full bath and color cable television, coffee maker, hair dryer and telephone.

Facility amenities: After a busy, activity-filled day, soak in one of the hot tubs, relax with a book on the porch, cook out underneath the trees or stars, or have a hearty meal at the Grizzly Steakhouse, open for 3 meals a day.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: contact lodge 1 866-278-4245
Pricing according to season.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, September 12 - Stretch Class / Flagstaff bike ride / Class on "M...
Stretch Class / Flagstaff bike ride / Class on "Management of Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem" / Evening Closure Meeting

Note: FLAGGSTAFF RIDE: on unpaved remote forest service roads with rolling terrain and breathtaking views of the Teton Range around each corner. Elevations 8,500’ to 6,700’, 18-20 miles.

Breakfast: Breakfast at Lodge

Morning: Stretch class 8:30 - 9 am, depart 9:30 am for Flagstaff bike ride. This ride begins in the high alpine meadows of the Togwotee Pass area with its abundance of colorful wildflowers and follows Flagstaff Creek through lush conifer forests to Lily Lake and Sagebrush Flats. With breathtaking views of the Teton Range around each corner, we travel along a remote forest service dirt road with single-track options. This ride has more rolling terrain and offers a wilderness experience in a remote forest area with few people. A "classic" mountain bike tour with a sustained climb. Elevations 8,500’ to 6,700’, 18-20 miles.

Lunch: Sack lunch in the field, perhaps on the shores of Lily Lake.

Afternoon: Bike ride continues. Class on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: What is it? How do we manage it? Who is responsible for protecting this national treasure? Gain insight and understanding about the geographic area you are visiting.

Dinner: Healthy dinner at Lodge, designed for hearty outdoor appetites.

Evening: Closure meeting; review highlights of the week and share what you've learned.

Lodging: Togwotee Mountain Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 13 - Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 am. Check out by 11 am.
Breakfast: Breakfast at Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast

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