Your Yellowstone Guide

helping you map out your YNP adventure 

 + encouraging you to navigate life by faith

Let's go to Yellowstone!

 

If you want to visit Yellowstone someday–whether in person, online, or through the pages of a book, you’re in the right place.

If you’d like some guidance as you plan your Yellowstone adventure, you’re in the right place.

If you’d like some encouragement to navigate the ups and downs of everyday life by faith, you’re in the right place.

I’m Natalie and I’m glad you’re here.

Let’s go to Yellowstone.

Recent Posts

Gifts and  Graces | Spring 2023

Gifts and Graces | Spring 2023

When it comes to navigating the landscape of life, I find it dishearteningly easy to drift toward reacting in fear or finding my way by feel rather than walking by faith. Maybe you know what that’s like.  One practice that helps me stay on course is to pay attention....

How to be Prepared: Make Noise

How to be Prepared: Make Noise

“It’s time to turn around,” my husband said.  Relieved, I pivoted on the spot. J and I were in Yellowstone’s Bechler Region, a remote area with no roads, plenty of waterfalls, and its share of bears. It took the morning just to drive there. After spending the rest of...

Hiking with Kids in Yellowstone

Hiking with Kids in Yellowstone

  We started hiking with our kids in Yellowstone while they were still babies. Because of that, we've embraced some mindsets and strategies to foster a pleasant hiking experience for everyone. We want them to be happy, safe, and motivated to keep going. (And we...

How to Be Prepared: Be Alert

How to Be Prepared: Be Alert

Crossing the gravel parking lot, Dad and I turned toward the Gardner River. Worn by wildlife and fly fishermen, the narrow path that paralleled it wasn’t an official trail. We knew it only because of the hours three generations of our family had collected here at...

Gathering Winter’s Saving Graces

Gathering Winter’s Saving Graces

  For Yellowstone's bison, it's the end of this season that's most dangerous. They've spent the winter foraging for frozen foliage by swinging their heads back and forth through the snow like a bucket on an excavator. After a long winter of burning their reserves...

Are You Prepared?

Are You Prepared?

My husband and I were just approaching the trailhead when I saw the sign. Again. WARNING: BEAR FREQUENTING AREA. The weight of impending doom settled on my soul and my mind launched in with its barrage of questions. How many bears? Is it one or a mama with cubs? How...

How We Prepare Him Room

How We Prepare Him Room

Zipping my jacket to my chin, I picked up speed in hopes of generating more body heat. Before long it would be warm—possibly even hot—but that would be later. For now, the October sun hadn’t been up long enough to chase away the overnight chill. Earlier, when 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