So the day finally has arrived. (commute to ‘work’ above, view from our cabin below)
Today starts our second annual Hosted Yellowstone trip. The day began for us with a quick breakfast, and a quick pack up.
We were checking out and moving into our new home for the next two weeks. But first we had to head back through Paradise Valley to pick up some groceries for this guests.
With four people we made quick work of it.
We soon af
ter received a call from Nick and Patrick saying they were headed our way. We met them in Gardiner and got their licenses and we then headed back to check into our cabin. The cabin sits right on the Yellowstone River about 10 miles north of Gardiner Montana (see photo above). It has a total of 8 bedrooms, and is blessed with beautiful views from all sides. We unpacked all the groceries, and took a quick tour of our house and its many residents (see photo below).
Nick and Patrick then geared up and headed down to Yankee Jim Canyon to try their luck. Shortly thereafter John and Kevin pulled into the driveway.
Steve and Bob came through not long after them. Spiros and Aaron returned after a day of fishing and reported some good luck. Their had a couple of stories of the big ones that got away, plus photographic evidence of Aaron’s story of, ‘the Buffalo that stole his fishing hole’.
This fueled everyone’s appetite to wet a line.
Patrick and Nick returned with similar news from the canyon.
Now that the gang was all here it was time for a dinner complete with salad, steak, and potatoes. As the conversations went on, discussions of tomorrows mission(s) came into play.
Some folks will be going on their own, and some will be heading up to Pebble Creek for a warm up, and then over to Soda Butte for a little afternoon/evening action.
Stay tuned for tomorrows post as some of the guys will be getting their first Yellowstone Cutthroat (pictures forthcoming)!