Excerpt from an interview with Jason Smith of Scenic Safaris.
I would say it depends on the trip they went on. In Yellowstone I’d say they remember the big hardy breakfast, a hot meal at lunch and watching Old Faithful go off for the first time with just a few people around and tons of snow everywhere. As I step off that groomed path onto an ungroomed path, how deep that gets and how quickly.
In the Grand Canyon component, again the breakfast. The lunch on the Grand Canyon because there’s no facilities on that side of the park for us to cook or have anyone cook for us, they do have a bag lunch that day for the Grand Canyon, but the views are totally different than on the Old Faithful side.
Hearing what people enjoy from views that have been on both of those trips are interesting in my opinion because one side of the parks is different than what the other side of the park has. I’d say that the one big take away on the Grand Canyon side is driving by sulfur springs. Everyone comments on the sulfur cause it’s the most intense part when you stop at the next turn out.
Also Hayden Valley being 15 miles across and 20 miles wide. There’s a lot of times we see bison walking through there. Hayden valley is a pinnacle point. The Grand Canyon being such a spectacle, that’s a big takeaway. For Togwotee it’s the vastness. It’s the two and a half million acres.
You feel like you’re on top of the world. You’re looking at all of these massive cliffs that have been exposed from the previous eruptions in Yellowstone 640,000 years ago. All of these magnaflows have come down this far and then just the varying depths of snow and how, how you can easily get into so much snow. You can touch the ground and just laughing with friends.
That’s what I see everywhere is that everyone has a chance to relate and get on board with whoever they’re travelling with a little bit deeper and bring up another conversation. Whether that’s environmental, whether that’s animals, whether that’s the guides relationship, whether that’s, the experience they take away. It’s different every day, but every single time they take away and experienced that they have never had before and will never forget.