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Spring Wolf Trek 

2016 Dates TBA

Wildlife Watching Trek

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Yellowstone Trails lead the way to wildlife and adventure

Nez Perce Wolf Pack in Yellowstone  by Dan Stahler/NPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Wolf Trek   Dates:  May 3-7, 2015

Cost:  $1350/person.  Package includes guiding, 3 nights at backcountry camps, all meals, and transportation to/from the trailhead.   Trip begins and ends in Gardiner, Montana, at the north entrance to Yellowstone Park.  A deposit of $500 per person reserves a space with the balance due 30 days prior to the trek.

NPS/CUA Outfitters:  The Wild Side, LLC

Expedition Leader:  Nathan Varley, PhD, NOLS Certified Wilderness First Responder

Contact us for Reservations or use our online BOOKING FORM

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Veteran Expedition Leader

Yellowstone native and wilderness enthusiast Dr. Nathan Varley has led this fantastic hiking adventure across Yellowstone’s famous Northern Range for over 10 years. From the rocky walls of the Black Canyon to the sweeping green hills of the Hellroaring Slope, these lands abound with spring wildlife: newborn bison calves cavorting among the herd, bear cubs emerging from dens, and wolf packs trotting in search of prey.

Supported Trek ~ You Carry Less!

Have you always wanted to backpack but not carry all the weight? This is your chance. Our supported trek is an active adventure in which participants carry their own personal and safety gear (sleeping bag, pad, tent, and clothing) over rough trails 5-8 miles per day. All meals will be provided by staff and include healthy and wholesome foods that meet high energy needs.

You Carry Only Your Personal & Safety Gear

Wildlife, Wilderness, and Well-being

We will do some evening and morning wildlife watches from scenic vistas. Mid-day, the group hikes to new campsite and new vistas for each of the 3 nights.

Crisp, colorful sunrises, dramatic thunderstorms, and vast stretches of grassland with elk and bison combine with the rumbling of a swollen river to make this experience very memorable.

The Spring Wolf Trek is a fun-filled adventure promising the experience of incredible wildlife and exquisite wilderness in one professionally guided program. Join The Wild Side, LLC, in May for the Spring Wolf Trek!

The Black Canyon of the Yellowstone by Nathan Varley 

 

Spring Wolf Trek   Dates:  May 3-7, 2015

Cost:  $1350/person.  Package includes guiding, 3 nights at backcountry camps, all meals, and transportation to/from the trailhead.   Trip begins and ends in Gardiner, Montana, at the north entrance to Yellowstone Park.  A deposit of $500 per person reserves a space with the balance due 30 days prior to the trek.

NPS/CUA Outfitters:  The Wild Side, LLC

Expedition Leader:  Nathan Varley, PhD, NOLS Certified Wilderness First Responder

Contact us for Reservations or use our online BOOKING FORM

Read Policies

Spring Wolf Trek Schedule

Bison calves are just being born in MayDay 1 

Day 2  An early departure will allow an initial road-based wildlife safari to Lamar Valley and other wildlife-rich portions of Yellowstone’s Northern Range. After lunch, we will leave the road behind and embark on the wilderness portion of the trek. The first region will be Hellroaring Creek where we trek 5 miles to a stream side camp. Elk, bison, coyotes, and wolves are among the species often seen in this area. After settling into the campsite with an early dinner we will proceed to wildlife viewing at a nearby scenic vista for the evening. A short hike to a nice hill-top vantage provides a great opportunity for watching animals until the sun sets.

Spring showers pass over the Yellowstone River ValleyDay 3  We take to the trail initially with its many scenic river views 5 miles to an area that has often been used by resident wolf packs. Also, bears, bison, raptors, cranes and other wildlife abound in this pristine area. After arriving in camp and having dinner, we will search from an observation point near camp expecting unparalleled views and great wildlife sightings for the evening.

Day 4  After an encore return to the observation point in the early morning, we will have breakfast prior to descending 6 miles through the Black Canyon, a rugged stretch of rock and forest along the Yellowstone River. This section of the trail offers some of the best wilderness hiking the park has to offer—a breathless combination of towering rock walls and lazy river bends dotted with sandy beaches. An abundance of birds, elk, deer, black bears, and river otters may be spotted along the trail, as well as, any of Yellowstone ’s wolves that use the same route to traverse the intractable canyon. After dinner in camp, we could offer a short walk to scenic and wildlife rich areas if time allows.

pronghorn, bighorn, and other grazing animals aboundDay 5  Our final day’s hike ascends 5 miles out of the canyon through a grassland section of the Blacktail Plateau. On our route elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, and mule deer are often seen. Spectacular mountain and river scenery hem this section as the trail takes the group back to the trailhead where we will drive back to Gardiner. The program ends late afternoon.

 

 

 

 
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