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:

Bismarck

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

Others?

Moose

Bison

Mountain Goats

Elk

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