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Thorofare Backpacking Trip -Yellowstone

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Yellowstone Thorofare Backpacking

Thorofare Backpacking Trip

This 5 day trip to America’s most famous National Park includes 5 days and 4 nights of backpacking along the famous Thorofare trail. We’ll spend plenty of time sightseeing and enjoying our surroundings as we hike through this famous park, explore the East shore of Yellowstone lake, and sleep under the beautiful star filled sky. Join us for an unforgettable Yellowstone backpacking trip.

What’s Included

• 5 days/4 nights backpacking on Thorofare trail on Yellowstone Lake
• Experienced Yellowstone Guides from OWA we have been guiding in Yellowstone for over 25 years
• All transfers to and from Yellowstone National Park
• Backpacking tents provided
• All group cookware, bear canisters, and water filtration systems provided
• All meals, park fees, and all guide fees

What’s Not Included

• Transportation to and from Jackson, Wyoming
• Personal gear and clothing
• Alcoholic drinks, extra drinks and snacks
• Gratuities
• Misc Extras.

We will cover roughly 4-8 miles a day, hiking 4 to 6 hours and remaining at an elevation of approximately 7500-8000 ft. There is some elevation gain and loss each day, but no mountain passes or peaks. Each participant will carry a pack weighing approximately 30-40 lbs. Your pack will contain your personal hiking items for the trip as well as food and cookware divided amongst all members of the team.


Some of the activities that you may choose to participate in while on our Yellowstone Backpacking trip take place at elevation. and are strenuous. They should not be undertaken if you have any health conditions which may put you at risk. You are strongly advised to consult a physician for a thorough medical check-up and clearance before attempting the hike.. If you are over 50 years old, talk to your doctor about doing a ‘stress EKG’. Should you require any medication whatsoever, you must provide your own and be able to administer it yourself.

2014 Dates

Thorofare 5 day trips (4 nights in Backcountry, rendezvous in Jackson on the first morning) cost is $595

July 30-Aug 3 2014

Aug 6-10 2014

Aug 13-17 2014