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This winter, head to Yellowstone National Park for a very special 7-day wildlife expedition. Amidst crisp air, bare trees, frosted earth, and brilliant thermal features of Yellowstone National Park, the wildlife viewing in winter is better than any other time of year. The elements of nature are in full sway and its wild inhabitants, close-knit family groups of wolves, are on the move: hunting, searching for warmth, and surviving. Look for the elusive predators while traveling in safari vehicles and interpreting tell-tale signs with the help of an Orbridge Expedition Leader. Learn historic and ecological aspects of the successful reintroduction of the gray wolf to the Yellowstone region. Don’t miss this extraordinary experience in the “Serengeti of North America.”

Program Highlights:

  • Immerse yourself in the unspoiled natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and dramatic tales of this unique ecosystem during this exclusive small group expedition to Yellowstone in winter
  • Scout for wolves from the warmth of a heated vehicle—Yellowstone is considered one of the best wolf-watching habitats in the country
  • Joined by an expert Orbridge Expedition Leader and professional naturalist guides, learn informed perspectives and first-person accounts of the wolves’ setbacks, survival, and victories
  • Keep binoculars close at hand: this site is ranged by resident bison, elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, moose, and other wildlife
  • Experience Yellowstone in its winter incarnation: a world with frozen “geyser rain,” ghost trees with a frosty glaze, surprising winter wildflowers, and dynamic geothermal features set in snow and ice
Event Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrive in Bozeman, MT
Day 2: Bozeman / Lamar Valley, WY / Gardiner, MT
Day 3: Old Faithful / Mammoth Hot Springs / Gardiner, MT
Day 4: Gardiner / Lamary Valley, WY / Mammoth Hot Springs / Old Faithful
Day 5: Old Faithful / Jackson
Day 6: Jackson / Grand Teton National Park / Naitonal Elk Refuge / Jackson
Day 7: Depart Jackson

Optional post-tour: Jackson, WY

 

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Type of activity 
Activity Level 

Moderate Most activities will take place outdoors. Guests should be able to manage cold temperatures; walk on uneven, frozen, or snow-covered terrain; get in and out of all-terrain vehicles and manage stairs without assistance.

Faculty

Saul Lelchuk GR'08

Saul A. Lelchuk GR'08 is a Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing in the Dartmouth College Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program. He Holds a B.A. in English from Amherst College and a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College. He devides his time between Oakland, California and New Hampshire, where he has taught at Dartmouth since 2016. In addition to teaching at Dartmouth, Lelchuk volunteers as a PEN America Prison Writing Mentor and is a frequent crime fiction panelist at literary conferences around the country. Lelchuk is a member of the Myster Writers of America (MWA) and International Thriller Writers (ITW). 
Lelchuk's debut novel, Save Me From Dangerous Men, was named a USA Today Best Book of 2019, was named to numerous best seller lists, and was short-listed for a Barry Award. The series was optioned for film and television adn has been published in multiple translations around the world. The sequel, One Got Away, was published in 2021 and was named a USA Today "Book not to Miss" and received praise in the New York Times Book Review. He is currently working on several upcoming books in fiction and nonfiction.
A lifelong animal conservationist, Lelchuk has extensively researched both wolves and the greater Yellowstone Park region, the latter of which is featured in his 2021 novel. Lelchuk will lecture on author Ernest Thompson Seton's connection to Yellowstone's early history and on the Park's unique literary and artistic positioning in American culture.

Shared Program 
Dartmouth Exclusive
Operator Name 
Orbridge Destination Specialists