Hike approximately 6 miles at elevations ranging from 7,000ft to 11,000ft on established, uneven wildland trails; possible elevation gain of 1,400ft per hike.
At the lodge dining room, we will have a plentiful buffet featuring breakfast meats, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, and fresh fruit, plus coffee, tea, juice, water.
With an expert naturalist, our day begins with an introduction led by an expert naturalist to the natural history of the mighty Beartooth Plateau and Absaroka Mountains in north central Wyoming's magnificent high country. In the mid morning, we will hop aboard the van and head to the trailhead for our first day hike led by our naturalist. The isolation of this impressive area adds up to lightly used trails. Hiking here provides the opportunity to explore beautiful country and soak up its natural history along the way.
Along the trail, we will have suck lunches including a sandwich, fruit, cookies, veggies, and a granola bar.
Hiking continues through mixed forest habitat while seeing and learning about the geology of this incredible, mountainous portion of the west. The poetry of its names - Beartooth, Shoshone, Absaroka - and the result of its violent geology make it a place that stamps itself into memory for anyone fortunate to hike its trails.
Lodge family-style meal.
We’ll then get to know this remote and untouched land with a presentation on its ecology and wildlife by a naturalist. Located to the northeast of Yellowstone National Park, the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness is an important part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Managed strictly by the U.S. Forest Service, the wilderness is home to the largest area of unbroken land above 10,000 feet in the continental United States.