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YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA

Yellowstone: The Great Caldera

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Program #13845RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.

Instructors

These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Mr. Gene Ball

Raised along the rural Louisiana-Texas border, Gene's early outdoor experiences began a lifelong interest in wildlife, western heritage and preservation. After teaching and serving as director for the Hill Country Arts Foundation and Cowboy Artists Museum in Texas, he migrated to Wyoming to work at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. He then became director of the Yellowstone Association and Yellowstone Institute in Yellowstone National Park, and now freelances as a writer and naturalist.

Ms. Barb O'Grady

Barb O’Grady retired as an environmental geologist in Colorado more than 15 years ago and moved to the Yellowstone Park entrance town of Gardiner, Mont. In Yellowstone, she has driven snow coaches and historic yellow buses for the park, and is doing archival work at the Yellowstone Heritage and Resource Center. Her love for the Yellowstone ecosystem originates from her interest in the wolf reintroduction program, and helping a first-time park visitor glimpse a wolf is a highlight of her job.

Mr. Lee Harry

Lee Harry earned a master's degree in forestry with an emphasis in wildlands fire ecology. He enjoyed a forester's career with the U.S. Forest Service where his roles included planting, tending and harvesting trees, applying prescribed fire, and suppressing wild fires. Lee has a particular interest in bark beetles and the white pine blister rust that is impacting high mountain ecology. Now retired, Lee enjoys hiking, camping, snowboarding, reading and traveling as much as possible. Lee lives on a ranch near Bozeman, Montana though he is often found - or not found - exploring the Great Beyond.

Mr. Jack Gladstone

Jack Gladstone is a storysmith and troubadour from the Blackfeet Nation of Montana. Regarded as a cultural bridge builder, he produces programs on indigenous history and tradition. Jack has released 15 critically-acclaimed CDs, and garnered the prestigious Best Historical Recording from the Native American Music Association. A former college instructor and Smithsonian scholar, Jack has opened shows for Rita Coolidge, Garrison Keillor and Bonnie Raitt.

Eric Bindseil

Eric Bindseil has worked as a wildlife biologist for the National Park Service and the US Forest Service for more than two decades, focusing on endangered species throughout the Western United States and Alaska. His experience and interests include grizzly bears, brown bears, wolves, lynx, wolverines, black-footed ferrets, spotted owls and jaguars. Eric has worked as a researcher in Yellowstone National Park, an instructor for the Yellowstone Association and as a guide on the Yellowstone River.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences

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4.8
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