|Wolf & Grizzly Basecamp
September 2013 TBA
Leave the crowds
behind on this autumn wilderness program, in which morning wildlife
viewing has opportunities for wolves, grizzlies, elk, bison, moose, and a host of
other amazing birds and mammals, all in the backcountry setting! Mid-day,
guests will take moderate hikes to spectacular scenic vistas and learn about the amazing
wildlife ecology and geology of the high country from expert naturalists. A
gathering around the campfire each evening finishes the day with great
food, fun, and plenty of storytelling.
native and veteran wilderness trekker Nathan Varley,
This active adventure
Our basecamp features great backcountry
Wolf & Grizzly
adventure promising the experience of wildlife and
wilderness in one program. Join The Wild Side,
LLC, this September for this treasured opportunity.
September 2013 TBA
Fees: $985/person. Package includes
guiding, backcountry camps, meals, park fees, and
transportation to/from the trailhead. The program begins and ends in
Gardiner, Montana, at the north entrance of Yellowstone Park.
per person reserves a space with the balance due 30 days prior to the
To reserve your spot
at the basecamp, contact The
Local Outfitters: The
Wild Side, LLC, Hawkridge Outfitters, LLC.
Expedition Staff: Nathan
Varley, PhD, & MacNeil Lyons, NOLS Certified
Wilderness First Responders
|Day 1: Meet at 7 PM at the
Track Center in Gardiner, Montana, north entrance to Yellowstone for
greetings, orientation, and final preparations for the trek.
Day 2: Entering Yellowstone Park, the group will be
transported to the trailhead for a 5 mile hike through the upper Gardiner
River valley to the base camp. After settling into camp, the group
will take a short hike to a lofty view of the valley for evening wildlife
sightings. All meals provided.
Day 3: Early morning wildlife watching may produce sightings
of wolves, bears, moose, elk, bison, coyotes, cranes, and owls.
After rest at camp, the group will day hike 8 miles on the Fawn Pass trail
including a stop at picturesque Fawn Lake where otter, waterfowl, and
songbird sightings are possible. An evening campfire accompanies a filling
dinner and fun stories of the Yellowstone country. All meals provided.
|Day 4: Early morning
wildlife watching will be followed by a 9-mile day hike to the slopes of
Electric Peak, one Yellowstone's tallest and grandest mountains.
Sightings of grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and golden eagles,
among others, are
possible. Final evening wrap-up around the campfire.
All meals provided.
Day 5: After a final early morning wildlife excursion, we will hike out to
the trailhead. Late afternoon celebratory lunch back in Gardiner
will conclude the program, breakfast and lunch included.
NOTE: Best-laid plans are always subject to change pending weather,
park road or area closures, wildlife sighting opportunities, and/or any
other unforeseen circumstances that may endanger the guests and staff.
Please remain flexible to better enjoy the experience.