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Yellowstone Road Trip 2019 - FAQs

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Here is the trip description and registration link: 


Are spots still available for this trip?

We're at our max for this road trip and registration is closed.

When are the educational tours scheduled?

They're scheduled on August 18, 19, 20. August 17 and 21 are travel days.

Will we go on long hikes over rough terrain?

Tours will vary for each group within the block, depending on age and ability levels. From up to 1-2 miles over mostly flat terrain, to up to 5+ miles over mixed terrain and higher elevations.  You'll be able to choose your difficulty level when you register. I'll try to group families with similar ages/ability levels.

I live in the area - can I join your group for the day?

We now have group cabins available to us for a great price, but you can arrange your own lodging, if you prefer. (We don't have enough spots in the cabins for everyone, so they're first-registered, first-served.) The program fee is the same, regardless of how many days you join us, or where you stay.

Can I choose my own hotel or campground? Can I use points for my hotel?

Yes to both - families can make their own hotel, campground, whatever, arrangements for my road trips, so choose whatever hotel or campground works best for your family. I recommend accommodations that are located in or near our meeting location. I'll provide more information and suggestions to registered families.

Our group cabins are $682 total per room for 4 nights. This includes one room with twin bunks and a queen bed, sleeping up to 5 people in a room. Cabins are modern, and include shared bathrooms, linens, blankets, pillows, towels, a shared kitchen (with pots, pans, utensils) and dining room, a common living room, and great views. You must bring your own toiletries and groceries.

Lodges and cabins in the park are expensive (around $350-400 per night). Camping in the park campgrounds is much cheaper.

I have a baby, toddler, preschooler - do they count in the price?

Children ages 4 and younger are free, but they won't be able to attend the educational tours. A parent, grandparent , etc., will need to stay behind with them and are free, also.

I have a 4-year-old (or younger) and older children, and no other adult will be going with us. Can we attend the educational tours together?

Children ages 4 and younger can't attend the educational tours, and older students must have an adult with them during all tours. I recommend recruiting a grandparent, uncle, aunt, adult friend, etc., to go with you to watch the younger children. They won't have to pay the fee.

We're flying in. What airports do you recommend?

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) would be your best bet.

Will I need a car for this trip?

You can fly into the area and hire transportation to our group cabins (or the area we'll be staying in). However, renting a car would be more convenient if you want to get groceries, or do things other than our tours.

Can you give me an estimate for hotel, campground, transportation, flights, etc.?

I can't give you an estimate since each family has different needs, prefer different types of accommodations, and will be traveling from different states. Research the different options available and see what best meets your needs. To reduce the cost of your trip, use hotel points, credit card rewards points for flights or rental cars, etc.

Have any other questions? Please reply in this thread and I'll answer and add it to the list!

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