July 21-28, 2018
Active exploration of nature and theological reflection in two amazing national parks — including Yellowstone backcountry by horseback, rafting the Snake River in Teton National Park, a sunset kayak tour of Yellowstone Lake along with several great hikes — plus the benefit of high-demand, in-park housing. Opting for rest or another activity is perfectly acceptable although the default for this experience is on adventurous activities.
Hosted and guided by Bruce Gourley and John Pierce, with special guest: John Franke, “Theology in the Pews” columnist for Nurturing Faith.
This is a small-group experience, not a commercial tour. Personal attention, local expertise, enjoyable interaction, inspiring moments and unique opportunities are the marks of Nurturing Faith Experiences.
Please read the link here https://www.nurturingfaith.net/national-park-culture-and-why-we-love-it/ on National Park culture — as well as click on all tabs below re: schedule, costs, notices and registration.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: Itinerary is subject to change due to weather, wildlife and the whims of leaders.
Saturday, July 21 – Arrive in Bozeman / Get acquainted / Dinner at Montana Ale Works (C’mon Inn)
Sunday, July 22 – To Yellowstone via the north entrance (Roosevelt Arch) / Mammoth Hot Springs / Short hike to Wraith Falls / Wildlife viewing in Lamar Valley / Picnic and worship at Soda Butte / Drive over Mount Washburn to Yellowstone Lake / Check in cabins / Dinner at Lake Hotel (Lodging at Lake Yellowstone)
Monday July 23 – Wildlife viewing in Hayden Valley / Hike Canyon Rim (6 miles total) / Lunch at Canyon Village / Afternoon activities and dinner at Lake Village / Sunset kayak lake tour / (Lodging at Lake Yellowstone)
Tuesday, July 24 – Hike Mount Washburn (6 miles total) / Various views of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone / Dinner and group session (Lodging at Lake Yellowstone)
Wednesday, July 25 – To Grand Teton: Hike Phelps Lake Overview Trail (2 miles) / Lunch at Moose Junction / Rafting the Snake River / Dinner at Signal Mountain Lodge / Evening wildlife and historic sites viewing (Signal Mountain Lodge)
Thursday, July 26 – Sunrise at Oxbow Bend (optional) / Hike Forks of Cascade Canyon (8 miles total; take lunch) / Dinner and session at Signal Mountain (Signal Mountain Lodge)
Friday, July 27 – To Yellowstone for hiking geyser basins and lunch at Old Faithful Inn / To West Yellowstone for horseback ride to western cookout at Parade Rest Guest Ranch / Back to Bozeman (C’mon Inn)
Saturday, July 28 – Flights out of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)
$2,850 (double occupancy) or $3,650 (single occupancy) includes all food, lodging, activities, ground transportation and programming — from airport arrival until conclusion of the experience. We are glad to help match those seeking a roommate. Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Bozeman, Montana.
Deposits are fully refundable until April 1, 2018. After that date, the refund of deposits and/or full payments is based on what we can recover through adding substitute participants or canceling rooms, activities, etc. In other words, we can return only the funds we can recover.
Cancellation insurance is the best way to ensure recovery of payments. Nurturing Faith recommends but does NOT provide travel cancellation insurance, which may be purchased from AAA, Allianz (allianztravelinsurance.com) or another provider of your choice. Travel (cancellation) insurance is different from medical insurance.
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Space for this Nurturing Faith Experience is limited and will be filled on a first-come basis. Space is secured by registering online and paying a deposit of $800 per person. Balances may be paid by credit card (by calling (478) 301-5655) or by sending a check to Nurturing Faith Experience, P.O. Box 6318, Macon, GA 31208-6318.
Balance is due by May 1, 2018. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.