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Yellowstone: The Drama and Anticipation of Spring

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Program #1646RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
The rebirth and renewal of spring plays on the stage of Yellowstone Park's magnificent scenery and provides one of the best wildlife-viewing opportunities in North America. Bears emerge from their winter dens. Bighorn sheep and herds of elk move toward summer ranges. Nesting starts for a variety of birds, bison calves are born and join the herd. Observe the natural behavior of these wild species — and be prepared for chilly spring weather!


• The anticipation and drama of spring unfolds before your eyes during three field days that showcase the parks' grand and wild nature.
• Focus on the natural history and observation of Yellowstone's indigenous wildlife during seasonal activity with plenty of actual viewing time.
• Experience Yellowstone's spectacular Northern Range and other areas to observe the natural behavior of bison, elk, pronghorn, osprey, marmot and more. An expert naturalist provides lessons on scope and binocular usage, how to view wildlife unobtrusively and how to behave in their environment.

Program Notes

Elevations of 5,000-7,700 feet.

Activity Notes

Walk up to two miles per field day; several walks each day on established trails, boardwalks, stairs and rocky paths.

Coordinated by University of Montana Western.

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
May 5 — May 10, 2013 waitlist only  

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You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences


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