August 28, 2012 | By Collette Peck
A Wildlife Expedition Deep into Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks in the Winter
In the pale light of sunrise, a wolf pack emerges from the forest into the open expanse of Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley. They yelp and cavort, energized by the awakening day, oblivious to our still presence. A large male halts and sniffs the frozen air. As we watch from a distance, we sense the mystical aura of this beast of legend. Elegant predators, wolves are thriving in Yellowstone’s environs, where abundant elk, bison and other prey provide sustenance. Winter’s white mantle offers a pristine backdrop against which we view these wild creatures on a rare expedition away from summer crowds.
Location of Adventure: Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks, Wyoming
Group Size Limit: Approximately 14 Travelers. (A very important feature of this adventure vacation is the limited group size as nature expeditions are best experienced with smaller groups of travelers.)
Included: Accommodations, meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on final day, bottled water, services of NHA Expedition Leaders and local guides, most gratuities, airport transfer on Day 1, use of warm parkas and boots during the trip, permits and entrance fees, all taxes.
Not Included: Travel to and from start and end point of trip, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, airport transfer on final day, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance.
Physical Requirements: Easy to Moderate. Tracking wolves in Yellowstone will be in snowy, icy and/or wet conditions, and it can get very cold. However, hikes are moderate in physical exertion and a good amount of wildlife viewing takes place from our vehicles. Travelers are not required to participate in all excursions
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