Snowshoe hike will be 1 to 3 miles with up to 400 feet elevation gain.
At Hayden's Post Restaurant in Snow King Hotel, enjoy a breakfast buffet that includes eggs, a breakfast meat, breads, cereals, sliced fruit, and pastries with juice, coffee, and tea.
What does it take to survive winter in Jackson Hole? This morning will begin with a lecture and discussion of the seasonal adaptations local wildlife have to help them survive winter, as well as an introduction to some of the wildlife we hope to see. We will then head to Grand Teton National Park to begin our snowshoe adventure.
Lunch will be a packed field lunch, prepared by the chefs at Teton Science Schools. It will be eaten at a scenic location during the snowshoe hike.
Continue learning about wildlife adaptations on a scenic snowshoe hike into Grand Teton National Park. We will snowshoe at the base of the magnificent Grand Teton mountains and look for signs of wildlife. We will also have some free time in the afternoon to wander the streets of Jackson, snap a photo under the elk antler arches on the Town Square, or have a drink on the saddle bar stools at the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.
Dinner will be served buffet style in the Teton Science Schools Dining Lodge by our executive chef. The menu varies greatly and is always healthy and balanced, plus water, lemonade, coffee, and tea.
Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding areas comprise the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 states. However, balancing ecosystem management and the livelihoods of local residents isn't easy! In tonight's lecture, learn about the history of the world's first national park, as well as well as the various challenges that face land and wildlife managers in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.