Natalie Ogbourne

Hi there! I'm Natalie.

What's true on the trail is true in life.

Let’s go to Yellowstone.

What’s true on the trail is true in life: Whether we’re figuratively trudging uphill, fighting to stay upright on the downhill, or facing a blind corner, it’s better when we have people walking alongside us and spurring us on. If you need help mapping out your Yellowstone adventure or hope for navigating life the landscape, that’s what I’m here for.

Does this sound familiar? At home, at work, and all points between there’s always something to navigate. Or maybe this: You’re planning a vacation to Yellowstone and feeling intimidated by the unknowns.

Whether you need a little navigational truth for the terrain you’re traveling or some help mapping out your Yellowstone adventure, I’m here to help.

Here’s what you’ll find:

  • information for planning your Yellowstone adventure
  • ideas to make it a spiritually uplifting experience
  • details about working with me, Your Yellowstone Guide (a former park employee and frequent Yellowstone traveler)
  • tales from the trail to encourage and equip you to navigate the landscape of your everyday life by faith rather than by feel, fear, autopilot, or anything else
  • navigational tools, techniques & practices for navigating life

A Few Thing You Might Like to Know



Hiking didn’t come naturally to me. (We grow, you know.) I love life outside but I have a hard time—and I mean a really hard time—getting out the door. I also have a hard time getting out of my head.

After meeting Jesus as a little one, I’m spending my grown-up years learning what it means to navigate the ups & downs, twists & turns, and flat places of everyday life by faith.

I have maybe one athletic bone in my body. One. Maybe. It divides its time between hiking and downhill skiing. 

My husband and I have been married for 30 years. He’s my favorite. Marriage is hard. God is good. Counseling does for marriages what mechanics do for cars.

We have a rapidly emptying nest. My kids are also my favorite. Aside from potty training, I’ve loved every stage of raising kids. Still, my delusions that parenting would get easier as the kids got older have shattered like a glass vase on a tile floor.

Aside from writing, I also speak and teach to encourage others to navigate the landscape of life by faith. You can find more information about that here.

I love Yellowstone, mountains, still water and dancing streams, lilacs, daffodils, rugged skirts and ridiculous shoes, speaking, teaching, and singing. 

Thanks for being here. If you’d like to hear from me about navigating life and Yellowstone, subscribe here. If you’d like work with me to map out your Yellowstone adventure, contact me here. 

take heart and happy trails  ~ 


For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7