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Tentative Itinerary

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Mammoth Terraces

Saturday, June 17
Meet at RDU at 4:00 am
Arrive in Bozeman, MT at 10:30 am
Travel to Yellowstone National Park
Group meeting
Short hike and evening wildlife observations
Lodging at Mammoth Hotel Cabins

Sunday, June 18
Early morning wildlife observation in Lamar Valley
Hike in the northern range of the park
Evening wildlife observations in Lamar Valley
Lodging at Mammoth Hotel Cabins

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Sticky Geranium

Monday, June 19
Meet with Education ranger and visit Mammoth Terraces
Hike Yellowstone River Picnic Area Trail
Evening wildlife observations in Lamar Valley
Lodging at Roosevelt Lodge

Tuesday, June 20
Early morning wildlife observation in Lamar Valley
Meet with wolf biologist
Hike in the northern range of the park
Evening wildlife observation in Lamar Valley
Lodging at Roosevelt Rough Rider Cabins

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Beartooth Mountains

Wednesday, June 21
Early morning wildlife observation
Visit Dan and Cindy Hartman’s photography gallery
Exploration of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
High elevation species observation
Evening wildlife observation in Lamar Valley
Lodging at Roosevelt Rough Rider Cabins

Thursday, June 22
Early morning wildlife observation at Antelope Creek
Visit Mt. Washburn – discussion of caldera
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley – wildlife and bird focus
Mud Volcano
Lodging at Yellowstone Lake Frontier Cabins

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Beehive Geyser

Friday, June 23
Early morning hike along Pelican Creek Trail
Visit West Thumb Geyser Basin
Travel to Old Faithful
Geology of geyser basins
Lodging at Old Faithful Inn

Saturday, June 24
Meet with Old Faithful ranger
Visit Upper and Midway Geyser Basins, paint pots
Geyser basin hike
Lunch along Madison River – Trumpeter Swans and river ecosystem
Evening wildlife observation near Swan Lake Flats
Lodging at Mammoth Hotel Cabins

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Baby bison in Lamar Valley

Sunday, June 25
Early morning wildlife observation in Lamar Valley
Hike in the northern range
Workshop review and evaluation
Drive to Bozeman
Loding at Mountain View Lodge

Monday, June 26
Depart for the airport at 4 am
Fly from Bozeman to Raleigh, arriving 4 pm

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