Natalie Ogbourne

Coming Soon: a Yellowstone memoir

experience the park for yourself
Preview Chapter 1!


Are you an armchair traveler, an outdoor adventurer, or a national park enthusiast? Are you ready to trek across Yellowstone through the pages of a book?

If so, this may be the book for you.

It’s more than an adventure story about  me and my family doing what we love in a place we love with people we love. It’s a sign pointing beyond all that and saying, “Look at this!” so readers can see what there is to see for themselves.

Find out for yourself: Get the first chapter (pdf and audio)  + book release news.


Arrow in the Wilderness

Book Description:

When Natalie Ogbourne first visited Yellowstone National Park on a family vacation, she had no idea how it would change her life. Waking Up in the Wilderness invites you to embark on a four-decade journey through Yellowstone alongside Natalie as she navigates the fine line between solitude and isolation. You’ll encounter the inseparable delights and dangers of the park in each of its four seasons, all while hiking, canoeing, fly fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and camping along the way. As you experience the transformational power of nature, you’ll learn that what’s true on the trail is true in life and be inspired to meet challenges with resilience and perspective.

Experience the park for yourself. 

Let’s go to Yellowstone.

What to go to Yellowstone
Are you prepared?
Favorite Yellowstone Hikes
Be Prepared: Make Noise
Preparing for a Satisfying Yellowstone Vacation
Are you prepared?
Favorite Yellowstone Hikes
Finding the Invitation in Prepare Him Room
Are you prepared?

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

~ Matthew Henry