Wednesday August 9, 2006 - Monday August 14, 2006
People going on Trip: Scott
Messick, Glenn Orton,
Darrell Morton, Rob
Moffa, Eric Lofstead
Not confirmed: Dan
Michael, Dan Tavarez
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of Trip: We
will fly in to Jackson hole on the 9th in the early morning. We will
arrive just before noon, pick-up our vehicles, hit some stores to get
fuel and bear spray. We will then proceed to the Park, go drop off one
of the vans at trails end. We will then go back to the canyon region
where we have a room reserved. On the 10th we can drive to the trail
head and begin our journey. We are camping fairly close to trails end
on the night of the 12th, so on the 13th we can get up early hike out
and go explore the rest of the park by van. Around 3 or 4 o’clock
we will go pick-up the other van and head back to a hotel in Jackson
hole near the airport, pig out, and booze it up.
Information for family and friends
(307) 344-7381 =
Yellowstone Visitor Info
(307) 344-2160 = Yellowstone BackCountry Office
344-7901 = Canyon Lodge
(307) 733-2364 = Elk Country Lodge
(800) 227-7368 = National Car Rental
08/09/2005: Everyone arrives at Jackson Hole Airport. sleeping
at Canyon Lodge
08/10/2005: Enter Backcountry from Pelican Valley Trail Head,
camp at Waptiti Lake
08/11/2005: In Backcountry from Waptiti Lake, camp at Mirror
08/12/2005: In Backcountry from Mirror Plateau, camp at Lamar
08/13/2005: In Backcountry from Lamar River, Leaving Backcountry
from Soda Butte, explore park by van, sleeping at Elk Country Lodge
08/14/2005: Leaving Elk Country Lodge and flying home
for by Glenn Orton.
Application was signed for 03/03/2006
Application was approved
Here is an image of the Route.
Includes Profile and 3D view
Information about our route
for some great weather
to fly into: Jackson
hole Airport, Jackson, WY (Airport Code=JAC)
Dan's Flight Info
Address: Loop Rd, Yellowstone Natl Park, WY 82190
Phone: (307) 344-7901
Room: 1 Pioneer
Cabin (1 sgl, 2 dbls)
confirmation Number: 243LN
Address: 480 West Pearl Street, Jackson, Wyoming 83001
Phone: (307) 733-2364
Expedia.com itinerary number: 116303503209
Expedia.com booking ID: 113034676 (24)
Two blazers at $323.23/car for a 5 day period.
Total for both $646.46 for the 5 days Confirmation numbers: 25680381
Reserved under Robert Moffa
To be updated
(If your name is next to one of these make sure you bring the stuff)
- Water Filters
- Fuel (2
large ones or 4 small ones)
- GPS (1)
- Bear Spray
(need to specify amount)
containers (2-3 liters)
MUST own and know how to use a compass and a map. Here is a
link to the basics of How
to Use a Compass. If you have any questions let Glenn or Scott know.
A map will be provided to everyone going on the trip, but there are
some good maps available in the Web Links Section of this page.
Optional Skills that
will make the trip easier:
on/adjusting a backpack:
- Loosen all straps:
The straps must be tightened in a specific order for best fit.
- Fill pack with
a reasonable amount of weight (10-30 pounds): Packs feel different
when filled wi th weight, make sure not to overload it.
- Put the pack
on your back: The pack should be easily lifted by yourself on to your
back. If you need a friend to help you place the bag on your back,
reduce the weight.
- Position the
belt centered and resting on your hipbone: Do not rest the belt on
- Tighten belt
as much as possible: This holds the bag in position while you adjust
- Tighten the
shoulder straps until comfortable: Shoulder straps should fit snuggly
over your shoulder and down your back with no gaps.
- Tighten load
lifters until comfortable: Ideally, the load lifting straps will form
a 45 degree angle with the shoulders and the top of the stays. While
wearing your bag for extended period you should adjust these straps
ever so often to adjust the weight of the back
between your waist and your shoulders.
- Clip the sternum
strap on chest: This should be on the center of your chest a few inches
below your collarbone.
- Tighten the
compression straps on the belt.
- Walking around
with the backpack on your back
This will let the bag settle on your back.
- Readjust shoulder
straps and fit loaders for comfort.