Experts to showcase public lands surrounding Cody

CODY COUNTRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

CODY, Wyo. – Registration is now open for Cody Country Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spring into Yellowstone, a five-day event celebrating the unique geology, wildlife and landscapes of the public lands surrounding Cody and the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park.

The May 11-15 festival will feature in-depth experiences and small group tours led by biologists, geologists, wildlife experts and photographers. These experts work with Shoshone National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming Game and Fish, Buffalo Bill Center of the West and other public, private, and non-profit partners.

“We are thrilled about this year’s breadth of experiences our partners have offered,” said Tina Hoebelheinrich, executive director of the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce.

“Participants from all over the world will have the opportunity to fish in our world-class streams with expert guides, hike through Shoshone National Forest with Wyoming Game and Fish bear experts, see and understand the incredible layers of exposed earth such as Precambrian granite and more – right on the doorstep of Yellowstone National Park,” Hoebelheinrich added.

In its fourth year, Spring into Yellowstone has a few changes in the works. Participants in years past often carpooled or caravanned to experience locations and meet their guides.

This year, group transportation will be provided for all experiences taking place outside the town of Cody. This allows out-of-town participants to relax without worrying about finding the right location and provides festivalgoers the opportunity to socialize with one another.

Breakfast or lunch will be available to those leaving on tours very early in the morning or continuing through the typical lunch hour.

More social activities are also being offered this year in the evenings, including an opening reception at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West; cocktail and stargazing party at the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center; and a workshop on making fresh botanical cocktails at Juniper Bar+Market+Bistro in downtown Cody.

For more information, visit springintoyellowstone.net or contact the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce at info@codychamber.org. Registration is available online at springintoyellowstone.net/registration