If you long to hike in the mountains but lack the knowledge and skills that only come from years of experience, this trip is for you. We combine mountain hiking in the Snowy Range with instruction in everything you need to know: basic technique, clothing and equipment, conditioning and nutrition, safety considerations, trip planning, weather, and navigation with map and compass. The Snowy Range of Wyoming provides a fantastic setting for this challenging day hiking trip with a focus on acquiring or refining high altitude skills, as well as enjoying alpine beauty. The wild west setting is full of granite spires, crystalline lakes, and cowboy sunsets. We’ll hike among fields of brilliant wildflowers and see lots of wildlife. While the daily mileage is low (six miles or less) the terrain and altitude are sure to provide ample challenges and rewards. By day we’ll day hike in breathtaking places and at night we’ll sleep in comfortable modern lodgings. This adventure is also great training for a Level 4 or 5 international trip!