Excerpt from an interview with Jason Smith of Scenic Safaris.
So what I’ve mostly been talking about is the overnight component in Yellowstone National Park. We can do the same thing in the National Forest and this is where it gets tricky because there’s are combinations in the National Forest that we can utilize. The six-day five night was brought into existence because it is essentially a marriage between Yellowstone National Park and the Bridger Teton National Forest. The idea being you can ask guests, do you want to spend more days in Yellowstone National Park or do you want to spend more days in the National Forest.
We then set that up in advance and we can go through the National Park for two to three days, see everything in the park and get really immersed in that experienced. We then leave the National Park and we go to the National Forest. We would most likely be leaving from Turpin Meadows and we can stay at the Turpin location or another location we’ll use is Brooks Lake Lodge. These are very nice places that are off the beaten path that have just been remodeled and have the best food on the mountain.
The attention to detail at these places is part of the experience in itself. The latter half of this trip when you get into the National Forest kind of gives you that experience. You’ve been on the snowmobile for a couple days and you know how to operate the machine, you’re very comfortable with the maneuverability. Now you get to play a little bit and playing to each person is a little bit different. Mom and dad might sit back and just talk about the next few years in the middle of the meadow.
The son and daughter are ripping around doing little racing amongst themselves and going exploring behind some trees and getting into powder for the first time, seeing what a snowmobiler drives like in deep powder as opposed to a path trail. Learning some of the some of the technical riding skills that we all love to do on our days off is another option. There’s a teaching opportunity from a guide to a guest and then they get to maybe take a step into the end of the Western Wyoming winter culture.