Early start. Sitting in vans. Getting on/off vans with high step. Walking up to 1/2 mile; trails with uneven surfaces.
At the hotel.
We start early almost every day because that is when wildlife is out. This morning, we’ll set out on wildlife safari through Grand Teton National Park to look for moose, elk, birds of prey, and other wildlife with a Wildlife Expeditions biologist who will provide expert commentary. As we ride, we’ll take in the majestic views of the iconic Teton mountain range.
In Grand Teton National Park, we’ll have boxed lunches.
For our next field trip, we will ride to the historic Murie Ranch in Grand Teton National Park, former home of Olaus and Mardy Murie, and the birthplace of the modern wilderness movement. Olaus Murie was a renowned naturalist who studied elk and other wildlife in Jackson in the early to mid-1900s. He went on to become President of The Wilderness Society. His wife, Mardy, carried on his conservation ethic after he passed away, and became known as “the grandmother of the conservation movement”. We’ll feel their story come alive as we explore the log cabin ranch where they lived and worked. Next, we’ll ride to the National Museum of Wildlife Art for a self-directed exploration to examine the connection between wildlife, art, and conservation. Resting upon a dramatic cliff overlooking the National Elk Refuge, the National Museum of Wildlife Art serves to enrich and inspire the relationship between humans and nature. The museum contains more than 5,000 works of art, with exhibitions and programs that focus on wildlife of the world. We’ll return to the hotel after our field trips.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to have what you like in Jackson. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. There are numerous eateries to choose from.
At leisure. Prepare for check-out and transfer in the morning.