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GARDINER, MONTANA

Yellowstone Safari: A Seasonal Journey Through a Dramatic Landscape

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Program #1646RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Take an unforgettable journey into Yellowstone National Park’s dramatic and changing landscape. Explore the seasonal changes and the dramatic composition that unfolds on the stage of Yellowstone’s magnificent scenery. Discover how the seasonal activity of indigenous wildlife play together with the natural history and the unique geothermal features in this ongoing symphony. An experienced naturalist will lead the safari, which will investigate the specific natural activity of the season and how it plays into the overall rhythm of what defines the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.


Highlights

• Safari through Yellowstone and watch the unfolding drama of the season that showcases the park’s grand and wild nature.
• Enjoy four field days in the park to learn about natural history and observe native wildlife during seasonal activity with plenty of actual viewing time.
• Experience Yellowstone's spectacular Northern Range and other prominent areas to learn about animal behaviors and adaptations. An expert naturalist provides lessons on 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.

Date Notes
5/3/2015
This date offers Out-of-Park accommodations to provide a less expensive safari into Yellowstone. The focus of this spring date will be the rebirth and renewal of spring of Yellowstone and how it 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!6/7/2015
This date offers all lodgings in the park. The focus of this date is the drama of spring in Yellowstone and how it provides one of the best wildlife-viewing opportunities in North America. Bears climb out from their winter dens. Bighorn sheep and herds of elk move toward summer ranges. Nesting continues for a variety of birds. Observe the natural behavior of these wild species and many more.

Coordinated by University of Montana Western.


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

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4.9
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