Our week was well paced. We strolled across geologic foundations gathering marine fossils, as you might look for mushrooms in the woods. We hiked to some outstanding petroglyphs. In the Wyoming Dinosaur Center we cleaned bones at work benches and listened to talks about the collections. And, of course, we sat down down at dig sites, wielding our oyster knives to carefully excavate. If you seriously garden, you have all the stamina and patience required. It would be hard to have equal experience anywhere else in the West and the young staff that put their hearts into this operation were a delight. They knew their stuff. The Wind River Canyon, included in the tour, is equal to other scenery in the Yellowstone region. Thermopolis itself is not gentrified and you will have the chance to feel that you are roughing it.