2809
Wyoming

Greater Yellowstone: Heart of the Continent

Take a deeper look at what makes Yellowstone and Teton National Parks true national treasures as you visit geological wonders, enjoy expert lectures and learn the region’s unique story.
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Program No. 2809RJ
Length
9 days
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4,499

At a Glance

Tribal legends, tales of mountain men and accounts of early explorers described a land unlike any other on earth — called "the heart of the continent, where hidden pulses can be seen and felt to beat." At the core of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is Yellowstone and Teton National Parks. On this adventure, we focus on aspects of the parks that make them great — history, geology, wildlife and thermal features.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles; varied terrain. Getting on and off coach. Elevations up to 9,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • A Snake River scenic float trip offers pristine riparian habitat, exquisite views of the Teton Mountain Range, natural history interpretation and wildlife.
  • Learn about fisheries and current volcanic activity happening beneath the waters of Yellowstone Lake, so large it often creates its own weather.
  • Learn how cataclysmic volcanic eruptions laid the foundation for the largest concentration of geysers, hot springs, mud pots and fumaroles in the world.
Featured Expert
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Lee Harry
Lee is retired from the US Forest Service where his career focused on regenerating, tending and harvesting trees. He helped plan for and apply fire as a necessary ecological force and helped to suppress unwanted wildland fire. Lee lives in Livingston, Montana, which serves as a great home base for launching camping and day trips into Yellowstone, Grand Teton and the surrounding wildlands. Lee has a master’s degree in forest resources with an emphasis on wildland fire ecology.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Gene Ball
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Cathy Raven
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Lee Harry
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