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Sprucing up the website provokes wonderful memories. As I was working today to update the nuggets of content and the informative blog posts on YellowstoneTreasures.com for this year’s visitors, I discovered that the “Six Hikes Near Yellowstone Lake” nugget was written exactly ten years ago to the day. That’s almost half the time since the first edition of the guidebook came out in 2002!
Allow me to take a trip down memory lane. Ten years ago this month my husband Niklas and I got to take a trip to Yellowstone because I was attending the annual conference of the Ninety-Nines (international women pilots), held in Bozeman, MT. A highlight of the trip was flying over Yellowstone Park for the bird’s-eye view! We did an early morning pre-brief at friendly Summit Aviation at the Bozeman International Airport in Belgrade. And then Niklas and I got to ride as passengers on Lewie Wiese’s airplane. It’s the best way to see Grand Prismatic Spring. But the flight was over all too soon.
At Country Bookshelf in Bozeman I snapped a photo of their staff pick: Yellowstone Treasures! And here I am at Artist Point on August 10, 2013. The conference only included a one-day bus trip but that was still fun. By chance our guide was Orville Bach, Jr., former ranger extraordinaire and author of Exploring the Yellowstone Backcountry, among other books.
Since I’m sure it’s too small for you to read, here is the text on the Staff Pick card.
“Yellowstone Treasures” by Janet Chapple. Absolutely the best guide to Yellowstone available today. Excellent maps of each road section. Good descriptions of sights and things to see. Lots of background information on history and national history. I live here and I carry it whenever I go to the Park. Excellent!!
ON THIS WEBSITE: Our website is really chock full of hike ideas and geyser descriptions. If you haven’t been here before, you might want to start by sifting through the Nuggets, short articles about park features, animals, geysers, and plants.
Copyright Beth Chapple. Photos by Beth Chapple and Niklas Dellby.