Natalie Ogbourne

Your Yellowstone Guide

√ helping you map out your YNP adventure

√ sharing life lessons from the trail

Let's go to Yellowstone!

You’re in the right place.

  • Are you planning a visit to Yellowstone?
  • Are you an armchair traveler who would enjoy trekking across Yellowstone through the pages of a book?
  • Do you need answers for your Yellowstone questions?
  • Are you overwhlemed by everything you don’t know and some of what you do?
  • Do you need some guidance to help you map out your Yellowstone adventure?
  • Do you need a little hope for navigating everyday life by faith?

 If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you’re in the right place. 

I’m Natalie. I’m here to help and offer hope. And I’m glad you’re here.

Let’s go to Yellowstone.

Recent Posts

It’s a Sign: Yellowstone

It’s a Sign: Yellowstone

Most of Yellowstone’s signs are posted along roads, at trailheads, or in front of points of interest. Sometimes, though, they’re situated down the trail—a billboard of sorts in the woods. We once came upon such a sign on the gentle beginnings of Uncle Tom’s Trail, its...

Where to Stay in Yellowstone

Where to Stay in Yellowstone

Back when I worked in Yellowstone, I enjoyed desk duty at the Old Faithful Visitor’s Center (now the Visitor Education Center). Even back when park visitation was 2.5 million (as opposed to today’s approximately 4 million), the crowd pushing against the counter and...

Earned, not Bestowed

Earned, not Bestowed

Seeing a three-way split in the trail ahead, I slowed, looking for a clue as to which one was ours. There was nothing—no sign, no discernible difference between the trails, no indication of which path was the one we wanted. Because my husband always knows where he is...

How to Plan Your Yellowstone Vacation

How to Plan Your Yellowstone Vacation

Planning a trip to Yellowstone? Consider these 10 things to help you plan your Yellowstone vacation. Make a plan--one that includes a plan A, and a plan B, and possibly a plan C. Bison choose their own crosswalks and cross the road slowly. In herds. Wildlife block the...

Finding the Invitation in Prepare Him Room
Are you prepared?
Finding the Invitation in Prepare Him Room
Old Faithful Eruption
Old Faithful Eruption

“There is a great deal of good to be learned from what we see every day, if we would but consider it.”

~ Matthew Henry