||A snowmobile venture into Yellowstone to Old Faithful.
(Thursday, February 20)
Note: Full-day, 60 mile round trip snowmobile adventure on two-passenger, cleaner, quieter, four-stroke machines at elevations from 6,666' to 7,365'; several moderate walks on slippery, snow-packed trails, boardwalks and stairs.
| Breakfast: ||Catered breakfast on site.|
| Morning: ||Guided, full day snowmobile field adventure (60 miles round trip) into Yellowstone National Park to Old Faithful via Firehole Canyon, Lower and Midway Geyser Basins. Enjoy riding as driver or passenger on two-person snowmobile, exhilarating among breathtaking wonders of the Great Caldera! Several walks among steamy, sulfur-scented Old Faithful and Lower Geyser Basins. Beehive, Grand, Lion, Fountain Paint Pot, Clepsydra - a poetry of seething, pluming steam and spray and mud. Moderate walking on slippery, snow-packed trails, boardwalks and stairs among colors, scents and sounds of pale chocolate, yellow, orange, green and blue, sulfur, bubble, hiss and steam. Imagine! Being here to explore a land like no other, a land that holds one half of the world's geothermal features - geysers, hot springs, mudpots and fumaroles! Imagine.|
| Lunch: ||Sack lunches at Canyon.|
| Afternoon: ||Adventure continues through Yellowstone's winter whiteness; expect to see bison, elk and waterfowl, perhaps coyote and bald eagle. Swan sighting possible along the Madison River. What next! Discovery beckons and awaits around each bend of the road! Snowmobiling is a very strenuous activity. Snowmobiling clothing provided.|
| Dinner: ||Catered dinner on site.|
| Evening: ||Natural history topics include, but are not limited to, caldera geology, human history, wildlife, habitat, effects of fire, predator/prey relationships, birds, current issues, wolf reintroduction, etc.|