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ANCIENT VOLCANO

ADVENTURE

THE

ANCIENT

Volcano

Adventure

Mysterious. Elemental.

  • Soak in the crystal blue water of Mr. Bubbles, a remote hot spring
  • Visit geothermal basins with hissing steam vents, boiling acid baths, and tall, spewing geysers
  • Feel the spray of monumental waterfalls, and scout out bears and buffalo in vast grasslands

The Ancient

Volcano Adventure

Yellowstone

Length: 6 Days / 36 Miles

Trip Type: Moderate/Active

2023 Dates:

    • Aug 21 – 26 *
      fully booked
    • Aug 31 – Sep 5 *
      5 spaces remaining

* Permit pending
Confirmation on March 1

Cost: $1,986

  • Deposit: $400
  • Balance due: 90 days in advance

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Mysterious.  Elemental.

Ancient Volcano Adventure

  • Soak in the crystal blue water of Mr. Bubbles, a remote wilderness hot spring
  • Visit geothermal basins with hissing steam vents, boiling acid baths, and tall, spewing geysers
  • Feel the spray of monumental waterfalls, and scout out bears and buffalo in vast wild western grasslands

Yellowstone / 6 Days / 36 Miles

Trip Type: Moderate/Active

2023 Dates:

  • Aug 21 – 26 *                    fully booked
  • Aug 31 – Sep 5 *             5 spaces remaining

* Permit pending. Confirmation on March 1.

Cost: $1,986

  • Deposit: $400
  • Balance due: 90 days in advance

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Adventure

Itinerary

Adventure Itinerary

DAY ONE

     After shuttling to the trailhead with your guide, a gentle hike leads to Lone Star Geyser. Eat lunch while awaiting the eruption! Camp in a meadow surrounded by chirping eagles in their nests. Perhaps a herd of bison will visit tonight!

5 miles | +450 ft

DAY ONE

     After shuttling to the trailhead with your guide, a gentle hike leads to Lone Star Geyser. Eat lunch while awaiting the eruption! Camp in a meadow surrounded by chirping eagles in their nests. Perhaps a herd of bison will visit tonight!

5 miles, +450 ft

DAY TWO

     Make camp before day hiking to Shoshone Lake and an isolated volcanic basin. Spewing geysers and erupting acid baths create quite a show. These volcanic features are close to the trail. We are careful not to fall into the boiling water!

7.5 miles, +450 ft | -250 ft

DAY TWO

     Make camp before day hiking to Shoshone Lake and an isolated volcanic basin. Spewing geysers and erupting acid baths create quite a show. These volcanic features are close to the trail. We are careful not to fall into the boiling water!

7.5 miles | +450 ft, -250 ft

DAY THREE

     Climb over the Continental Divide and emerge in a vast meadow. The entire trail is downhill from here! Camp deep in a forest canyon next to our own secret waterfall. Cool off in the rocky campside creek before dinner.

7 miles, +650 ft | -550 ft

DAY THREE

     Climb over the Continental Divide and emerge in a vast meadow. The entire trail is downhill from here! Camp deep in a forest canyon next to our own secret waterfall. Cool off in the rocky campside creek before dinner.

7 miles | +650 ft, -550 ft

DAY FOUR

     Cross a steamy, super-heated creek on stepping stones. Relax in Mr. Bubbles, a sparkling blue hot spring, hidden deep in Yellowstone. Magma heated water charges through a vent. The ground rumbles underfoot.

3.5 miles, -800 ft

DAY FOUR

     Cross a steamy, super-heated creek on stepping stones. Relax in Mr. Bubbles, a sparkling blue hot spring, hidden deep in Yellowstone. Magma heated water charges through a vent. The ground rumbles underfoot.

3.5 miles | -800 ft

DAY FIVE

     Ford Bechler river as it courses over dramatic cascades. Stand on cliff’s edge next to the breathtaking Iris Falls, and admire the double Colonnade Falls. At camp, wade out to a river island and relax in the warm evening glow.

6 miles, -750 ft

DAY FIVE

     Ford Bechler river as it courses over dramatic cascades. Stand on cliff’s edge next to the breathtaking Iris Falls, and admire the double Colonnade Falls. At camp, wade out to a river island and relax in the warm evening glow.

6 miles | -750 ft

DAY SIX

     Traverse the wild western grasslands of Bechler meadow. Cross a wobbly suspension bridge, and eat lunch on a soft riverbank. Fish jump, crickets chirp, and frogs hop around us. After a jaunt through a colorful forest, our journey is complete!

7 miles | +100 ft, -100 ft

DAY SIX

     Traverse the wild western grasslands of Bechler meadow. Cross a wobbly suspension bridge, and eat lunch on a soft riverbank. Fish jump, crickets chirp, and frogs hop around us. After a jaunt through a colorful forest, our journey is complete!

7 miles, +100 ft | -100 ft

Come Join Us!

- The Lamplighters Adventuring Society -

What's Included?

Backcountry Accommodations

  • Permits for each backcountry campsite in Yellowstone
  • 3-6 nights of wilderness camping

Meals & Snacks

  • All meals from the 1st day’s lunch to the last day’s lunch
  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and lots of snacks!

Group Camping Gear

  • Shared gear, bear canisters, water filters, cookware, first aid kit, etc.
  • Individual tents
  • Personal trail journal
  • See gear list

Shuttle

  • Transportation between parking lots and trailheads, if necessary

What's Not Included?

Transportation to Yellowstone

  • Adventurers take own car to reach group meeting point in Yellowstone

Personal Gear & Clothing

  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack
  • Personal clothing
  • See gear list

Gratuity for Guides

  • 10% – 20% recommended

Trip Insurance

Backcountry Evacuation

GEAR RENTAL

PACKAGE

Backpack  •  Rain Cover  •  Sleeping Bag  •  Sleeping Pad  •  Camping Pillow  •  Trekking Poles  •  Headlamp  •  Batteries  •  Mug  •  Bowl  •  Utensils

* Tent already included with trip

Simply bring clothes!
$245/trip

What's Included?

Backcountry Accommodations

  • 3 – 6 nights of wilderness camping
  • permits for each backcountry campsite in Yellowstone

Meals and Snacks

  • All meals from the first day’s lunch to the last day’s lunch
  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and lots of snacks!

Group Camping Gear

  • Shared gear, bear canisters, water filters, stoves, cookware, first aid kit, wilderness permit, card games etc.
  • Individual tents
  • Personal trail journal
  • See gear list

Shuttle

  • Transportation between parking lots and trailheads, if necessary

What's Not Included?

Transportation to Yellowstone

  • Adventurers take own car to reach group meeting point in Yellowstone

Personal Gear and Clothing

  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack
  • Personal clothing
  • See gear list

Gratuity for Guides

  • 10% – 20% recommended

Trip Insurance

Backcountry Evacuation

GEAR RENTAL PACKAGE

Simply bring clothes!  •  $245 / trip

Backpack  •  Rain Cover  •  Sleeping Bag  •  Sleeping Pad  •  Camping Pillow  •  Trekking Poles  •  Headlamp  •  Batteries  •  Mug  •  Bowl  •  Utensils

* Tent already included with trip

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