Come join Scott and Jennifer for aweekend of mountain adventure with hiking, wildflowers, and science. Highlights include a visit to some of the oldest fossils on Earth, and a guided tour of the Galaxy using a big telescope and binoculars under some of the darkest skies in the US.
We will host you in our cozy but rustic cabin on Towner Lake, near treeline in the Snowy Range of Wyoming. We can accommodate up to six guests, and we will provide all meals. We have two comfortable, private guest bedrooms: one with a double bed and one with twin bunk beds, plus a fold-down futon couch which makes a double bed in the living room. Additional kids might want to sleep in a big tent (provided). We are happy to host you for either one or two nights, your choice.
The elevation is about 10,400 feet. It’s warm and cozy inside, with both a fireplace and wood stove, solar/battery powered lights and a composting toilet (nicer than it sounds). There’s no running water (shower, flush toilet, etc), but we have a big tank of Fort Collins water which we refill.
We also have a canoe if people want to go boating or fishing on the lake. We have a super-friendly Labrador Retriever who has been all over the cabin, so people with dog allergies might not be happy. It’s great fun to throw the ball into the lake and watch the dog retrieve it! You’re welcome to bring your dog too — it’s kind of like doggie heaven
We will certainly negotiate about timing, but for astronomy you really want either the weekend before or during a new moon. There’s a new moon July 23. So we recommend the weekends of July 15-16 or July 22-23. By then the flowers will be really magnificent, and the trails will allow all the hiking anybody might want.
We’re pretty open-minded about the details, so feel free to make requests. Please call (970)980-1150 or email with any questions.
Please explore this website for pictures of the cabin and its surroundings.