Fremont County Adventure Trek Series a "Go" for 2016

*Feature Photo: The Tie Hack Trek, Dubois (Fremont County Museums / Pitchengine Communities)* (Lander, Wyo.) - The Fremont County Museums (Dubois Museum, Pioneer Museum in Lander and Riverton Museum) created the Adventure Trek Series in 2015. Each museum felt it was an important to allow visitors the chance to explore the history, culture and geology that exists outside the museum's walls and have contributed so much to the development of the region. See the full schedule below. During the first year of the programs existence the three museums conducted 19 Adventure Treks to 16 different locations. The Museums served nearly 350 visitors on the treks from both inside and outside of Fremont County. The Wind River Visitor's Council became a sponsor for the program early in 2015 and much of the program's success can be attributed to the partnership. There is a significant cost to the programs that the museums host. The partnership with the Wind River Visitor's Council has been vital to the Adventure Trek Series because it helps us not only provide the programs but promote the programs. [image: Inline image 1] *Participants at last year's Miners Delight Trek from the Pioneer Museum. (Fremont County Museums / Pitchengine Communities) * Scott Goetz, Central Director for Fremont County Museums said, "The Museums play an important role in Fremont County's economic development in regard to cultural tourism. It is important that we provide programs that are not only attractive to residents but also to non-residents of the County in an effort to attract visitors and keep them engaged, this is a great benefit to everyone in Fremont County and our partnership with the WRVC helps us achieve this very important goal." "The County Museum's Trek Series really allows the Wind River Visitors Council to showcase some of our most hidden, but interesting, places, people and historical events. Tourists are always looking for something "off-the-beaten-path," and each Trek offers an authentic experience that the tourist may never find on their own. The Wind River Visitors Council is proud to sponsor the Trek Series for the second year as a partner to the Fremont County Museums." Paula McCormick, Marketing Director, Wind River Visitors Council. [image: Inline image 2] *The J.B. Okie Fireplace, Okie Mansion Trek from the Riverton Museum (Fremont County Museums / Pitchengine Communities) * This year's Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek Series program line-up is complete and offers a great mix of places and things to learn and see. Log onto for a complete schedule of events associated with our County Museums and information to contact each museum for details regarding specific treks. Some treks limit the number of people who can attend, contact the specific museum to reserve your place. *Dubois Museum: Wind River Historical Center* May 14, 2016, 9:00 - 2:00 pm Geology of the Dubois Area June 4, 2016, 10:00 - 1:00 pm Ring Lake Ranch Tour June 25, 2016, 8:30 - 1:00 pm Geology of the Badlands: Mason Draw August 13, 2016, 9:00 - 1:00 pm Torrey Lake Petroglyph Trek August 27, 2016, 9:00 - 2:00 pm Sheep Trap Trek September 10, 2016, 9:00 - 3:00 pm Tie Hack Trek September 24, 2016, 9:00 - 1:00 pm Petroglyph Trek *Lander Pioneer Museum* April 16, 2016, 10:00-noon Historic walking tour Lander (with Makers Space) free May 14, 2016, 10:00-Noon Wild Horse Sanctuary Trek June 25, 2016, 10:00-noon Hudson coal mine/cemetery tour July 23, 2016, 10:00-Noon Lander cemetery trek - Crispin theme August 13, 2016, 10:00-2:00 South Pass Trek Sept. 17, 2016, 10:00-Noon Sinks Canyon petroglyph trek (or Red Canyon?) *Riverton Museum* May 14, 2016, Riverton Museum: Boysen Dam TBA May 7, 2016, 9:00-2:00 pmRiverton Museum: J.B. Okie's Mansion June 4, 2016, 1:30-4:00 pm Riverton Museum: St. Michael's Mission July 21, 2016, 10:00-Noon Riverton Museum: Delfelder House (meet at Delfelder House 222 S. Broadway) August 6, 2016, 8:30-1:30 pm Riverton Museum: Castle Gardens Petroglyph Site September 24, 2016, 9:00-2:00 pm Riverton Museum: J.B. Okie's Mansion #county10 #news