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A new review

Last Tuesday, reader Barbara Shaw decided to write a review of the Yellowstone Treasures guidebook on

We just returned from a Winter in Yellowstone trip and this was a great resource to keep handy as we traveled around the park. It would be even more invaluable during the spring to fall seasons when all the trails are open. Gives interesting and fun historical and anecdotal tidbits as well as kilometer by kilometer info on what you will see on each trail or road. Our tour guide even asked to borrow it at one point! You won’t miss anything when you follow this guide.

Orville Bach and Beth Chapple

Tour guide Orville Bach with editor Beth Chapple, July 2013

Her second-to-last sentence put me in mind of the tour guide who shared his knowledge on our one-day bus tour last summer, Orville Bach. Since our group consisted of members of the 99s, International Organization of Women Pilots, we found his first name appropriate, but he prefers to go by “Butch.” He is a long-time park ranger who is also a writer and a great speaker to our group. I’m not sure if he found it helpful, but I did add to his presentation a bit with statistics from Janet’s guidebook.

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–editor Beth Chapple