Activity today will be a 1-4 mile snowshoe hike (depending on the desires of each group) with elevation gains of up to 500 feet. No restroom facilities on the trail. Participants will also navigate snow and ice covered parking lots and walkways.
At your accommodation, enjoy a breakfast buffet with choices such as an egg dish, bacon or sausage, hot and cold cereals, and fresh fruit, plus coffee, tea, and juice.
We’ll head to Grand Teton National Park to explore the landscape on snowshoes. Following a brief lesson on how to use snowshoes, participants will hike 1 to 4 miles at the base of the Teton mountains, exploring firsthand the effects of glaciation, fire and more recent human influences.
Lunch will be a packed field lunch eaten in a scenic location. Participants staying at Teton Science Schools will pack their own lunch; participants staying at The Lexington will have a lunch packed for them based on their dietary preferences.
Participants may continue their scenic snowshoe hike after lunch, or may opt to visit a historical site or visitor center.
At the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools.
Jackson, Wyoming is located in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 states. However, balancing the needs of wildlife and the livelihoods of local residents isn't easy! In tonight's lecture on Wildlife Issues and Controversies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, learn about the wildlife inhabiting the region, such as bears and wolves, and become familiar with the various challenges that face land and wildlife managers in and around Jackson Hole.