Zach Altman, Anthony Pavkovich, and David Laufenberg make their way over 250 miles by foot traversing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Starting in Bozeman MT, the team traversed the GYE in seven days ultimately ending in Red Lodge MT.

Zach Altman, Anthony Pavkovich, and David Laufenberg make their way over 250 miles by foot traversing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Starting in Bozeman MT, the team traversed the GYE in seven days ultimately ending in Red Lodge MT.

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 The team starting to feel the toll of the trip. But, knowing it was for a cause each day they laced up their tattered shoes and pressed on. The team embarked on this journey to celebrate the wonderful public lands in their backyard. By showcasing the scale and beauty of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, they fought to help ensure its continued existence

The team starting to feel the toll of the trip. But, knowing it was for a cause each day they laced up their tattered shoes and pressed on. The team embarked on this journey to celebrate the wonderful public lands in their backyard. By showcasing the scale and beauty of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, they fought to help ensure its continued existence

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 The GYE is the largest relatively intact swath of wild country remaining in the contiguous United States. It is a 20-million-acre mosaic of land, which is largely publicly owned.

The GYE is the largest relatively intact swath of wild country remaining in the contiguous United States. It is a 20-million-acre mosaic of land, which is largely publicly owned.


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 Zach suffered incredible hardship for the majority of the trip. Foot issues plagued his days and nights.

Zach suffered incredible hardship for the majority of the trip. Foot issues plagued his days and nights.

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 For the past several years, a Canada-based mining company, Lucky Minerals, has been working to open a gold mine in Emigrant Gulch, a tributary of the Yellowstone River. And in July 2017, despite widespread opposition from local communities and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC), the Montana Department of Environmental Quality approved Lucky Mineral’s exploratory drilling project, a significant step in the development of the mine.

For the past several years, a Canada-based mining company, Lucky Minerals, has been working to open a gold mine in Emigrant Gulch, a tributary of the Yellowstone River. And in July 2017, despite widespread opposition from local communities and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC), the Montana Department of Environmental Quality approved Lucky Mineral’s exploratory drilling project, a significant step in the development of the mine.


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 Zach Altman, Anthony Pavkovich, and David Laufenberg make their way over 250 miles by foot traversing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Starting in Bozeman MT, the team traversed the GYE in seven days ultimately ending in Red Lodge MT.
20170712447SL.jpg
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 The team starting to feel the toll of the trip. But, knowing it was for a cause each day they laced up their tattered shoes and pressed on. The team embarked on this journey to celebrate the wonderful public lands in their backyard. By showcasing the scale and beauty of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, they fought to help ensure its continued existence
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 The GYE is the largest relatively intact swath of wild country remaining in the contiguous United States. It is a 20-million-acre mosaic of land, which is largely publicly owned.
20170716017SL.jpg
201707130377SL.jpg
201707130745SL.jpg
201707130447SL.jpg
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 Zach suffered incredible hardship for the majority of the trip. Foot issues plagued his days and nights.
201707130819SL.jpg
201707131296SL.jpg
201707131327SL.jpg
201707131361SL.jpg
201707150658SL.jpg
201707151569SL.jpg
 For the past several years, a Canada-based mining company, Lucky Minerals, has been working to open a gold mine in Emigrant Gulch, a tributary of the Yellowstone River. And in July 2017, despite widespread opposition from local communities and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC), the Montana Department of Environmental Quality approved Lucky Mineral’s exploratory drilling project, a significant step in the development of the mine.
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20170714296SL.jpg
201707151297SL.jpg
201707151344SL.jpg
20170714408SL.jpg
201707150550SL.jpg
201707151556SL.jpg
20170716050SL.jpg
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Zach Altman, Anthony Pavkovich, and David Laufenberg make their way over 250 miles by foot traversing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Starting in Bozeman MT, the team traversed the GYE in seven days ultimately ending in Red Lodge MT.

The team starting to feel the toll of the trip. But, knowing it was for a cause each day they laced up their tattered shoes and pressed on. The team embarked on this journey to celebrate the wonderful public lands in their backyard. By showcasing the scale and beauty of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, they fought to help ensure its continued existence

The GYE is the largest relatively intact swath of wild country remaining in the contiguous United States. It is a 20-million-acre mosaic of land, which is largely publicly owned.


Zach suffered incredible hardship for the majority of the trip. Foot issues plagued his days and nights.

For the past several years, a Canada-based mining company, Lucky Minerals, has been working to open a gold mine in Emigrant Gulch, a tributary of the Yellowstone River. And in July 2017, despite widespread opposition from local communities and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC), the Montana Department of Environmental Quality approved Lucky Mineral’s exploratory drilling project, a significant step in the development of the mine.


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