2017 Fall Agenda

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Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Field Trip

October 11 – 16, 2017


Wednesday, October 11, 2017


6:00 am Departure for Yellowstone


Morning and Afternoon Stops:


Painted Canyon Overlook

Beach (refuel)

Miles City (lunch)

Billings (Refuel)

Livingston (grocery shopping)


7:30 pm Gardiner, Montana

Dinner after checking into the Best Western


9:00 pm First Blog Entry



Thursday, October 12, 2017


7:30 am Breakfast (Free) Lunch in the field


8:30 am Departure for Mammoth in the Park


9:00 am Meet with Travis Wyman (Elk and Grizzly Bear Management)


10:00 am Natural History of the Norris, Canyon, Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Lake; Look for Wapiti Wolf Pack and Grizzly and Black Bears.


4:30 pm Return to Gardiner


5:30 – 6:30 Dinner

7:00 pm Climate Change and Hiking the Trident area (most isolated area of Yellowstone National Park)

Mike and Ashea Tercek (Yellowstone Forever Building)


8:30 pm Blogging


Friday, October 13, 2017


5:30 am Breakfast on your own Lunch in the field


6:00 am Departure for the Lamar Valley

Wildlife of the Northern Range

Wolves: Canyon Jct. Pack

Lamar Pack




Mountain Goats


Grizzly Bears

Meet up with Rick McKintyre (in the field) brief talk on the wolves, Telemetry, and his monitoring of the wolves.


3:00 pm Return and/or soak in the Boiling River


5:00 pm Time on your own in Gardiner


9:00 pm Blogging


Saturday, October 14, 2017 (lunch in the field)

7:00 am Return to the Lamar Valley,

Wildlife of the Northern Range

Day Hike in the Lamar Valley


3:00 pm Meet up with Doug McLoughlin (in the field). Doug is a photographer and

wolfwatcher for Yellowstone Reports.


4:00 pm Gardiner


7:30 pm Blogging




Sunday, October 15, 2017 Breakfast free (Lunch in the field)


7:30 am Depart for geyser basins, lunch in the field

Norris, Lower Geyser Basin, Middle Geyser Basin, Upper Geyser Basin.

Grand Prismatic

Old Faithful

6:00 pm Arrival into Gardiner



Monday, October 16, 2017


7:00 – 7:30 am Breakfast (free)


8:00 am Departure for VCSU


9:00 pm Arrival time in Valley City