*NEW* this year, we want to offer a different type of exploration opportunity. Over the last several years, we have been organizing storm chasing adventure trips. In an effort to offer a diversity of products, we would like to offer this exploration "tour" of the Continental Divide in spring of 2020.
Deadline for booking: December 15, 2020
Length of trip: 22 days
Trip difficulty (physically): EASY (the average person will find this trip fairly easy)
States/Provinces visited (in order): MB/SK/AB/MT/WY/UT/CO/NM/AZ/NM/CO/NE/SD/ND/MB
Required documents: passport
Trip begins/ends: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Photography Workshops: 2
Other planned workshops:
The trip organizers both Major in the field of Geography and Hydrology. As part of the trip package, this includes explanation of geomorphology (the formation of landscapes/topographic features and how they evolved through time) of every feature we will be traveling to. Some field exercises may be conducted such as testing water pH and taking soil samples. Testing water pH is important while camping to know the quality of drinkable water. You will be provided with scientific instruments to test water pH. For example, testing the sulfur content of Yellowstone National Park will be an interesting experiment.
Forecasting workshops will be planned for this trip upon request. If you are interested in learning about forecasting severe storms, you will be thought this in several different activities throughout the trip. For those whom have already taking one of our workshops, more advance techniques will be thought.
Accommodations: hotels & camping sites (all fees) will be covered with this trip. Your only expense will be your food and if you choose to fly back home at the end of the trip. This trip will require a lot of camping, but minimal hiking due to time restraints. Hotels will be covered if our camp site gets rained out. We will also accommodate hotels instead of camping on days where we don't feel like camping!
Equipment needed:we recommend visiting your local Mountain Warehouse for camping/hiking equipment. A tent will be required (if you do not own a tent, send us a message). Equipment to cook food and other campsite equipment will be provided. A rain jacket will be required. Upon booking, you will receive a confirmation email with a list of recommended equipment for this trip.
April 21st (TBD): photography workshop with (TBA) prior to trip. Will teach basic landscape photography techniques and manual camera shooting for guests. Will require 1-2hrs of on-sight shooting in Manitoba. Guests may choose location of meeting.
Departure *flexible*: April 22nd 2021 from Winnipeg, MB
April 22nd: Drive 800km to Dickinson, ND HOTEL
April 23rd: Visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park // Drive 1000km to Glacier National Park: CAMPING
April 24th: 1 full day Glacier National Park, MT: CAMPING
April 25th: Drive 724km to Yellowstone National Park, WY CAMPING
April 26th: 1 full day at Yellowstone National Park // Old Faithful Geyser
April 27th: Drive 607 km to Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, WY CAMPING
April 28th: 1 full day at Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area // Dinosaur National Monument
April 29th: Drive 418km to Arches National Park, UT CAMPING
April 30th: 1 full day at Arches National Park
May 1st: Drive 385km to White River National Forest, CO CAMPING
May 2nd: 1 full day at White River National Forest
May 3rd: Drive 441km to Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO CAMPING
May 4th: 1 full day at Great Sand Dunes National Park
May 5th: Drive 326km to Mesa Verde National Park, CO (spend half day at park) HOTEL OR CAMPING
May 6th: Drive 447km to Grand Canyon National Park, AZ CAMPING
May 7th: 1 full day at Grand Canyon National Park. Guest photographer (TBA) to teach landscape photography techniques
May 8th: Drive 330km to Petrified Forest National Park, AZ (spend half day at park) HOTEL OR CAMPING
May 9th: Drive 677km to White Sands National Monument, NM CAMPING
May 10th: 1 full day at White Sands National Monument
*END OF TRIP*
May 11th: Drive 1100km to Cheyenne, WY HOTEL
May 12th: Drive 960km to Bismarck, ND (hotel) // Drive through BadlandsHOTEL
May 13th: Drive 650km to Winnipeg, MB
Can arrange guest flight back to home.
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