Curtis Wright Outfitters Hosted Yellowstone Trip Blog
Well the time has come again for us to be lucky enough to spend some more time in the great Yellowstone National Park. We arrived in Montana on July 8th and decided to sneak in some sight seeing before the rest of the group joined in on the fun. This year we have a few new recruits to help with the feeding of the troops. They are spectacular cooks even though I am a bit prejudice. They are Doris Garris, my mother, and Donna Clayton, my aunt. Neither had been to Yellowstone before so and they joined my father making his 4th trip out.
We had set a goal to hit all of the entrances to the park and the neighboring cities (West Yellowstone, Jackson, and Cody) and we are staying in Gardiner for our hosted trip. That covers 4 of the 5, and we hope to get up to Cooke city to round out the entrances. Here are some pictures from our travels:
When we finally made our way over to Gardiner to check in our house, our guests slowly but surely started to show as well. We have a total of 10 folks joining us for our July trip. and they are from all over. Once we got everyone checked in and licensed up, we headed out to town to do our grocery shopping for the week.
The Phil, Beth, Christopher, and Justin of the Lane family went out fishing with our good friend Walter Weise, and Ben Jewell from Park’s Fly Shop and had a spectacular day fishing the Yellowstone. Lee whitehead, Steve Herring, and David Eaton went out to explore the Gardiner and try their luck. Mark and Linda Byington hit up a favorite brookie stream and proceeded to rack up some serious numbers. Dick Schaad got in a little late to fish today but is itching to go and I could have sworn I could hear the fish trembling. In order to insure everybody was full of energy for our first official day of fishing, we made sure to eat well.
Check back with us tomorrow to see how the fishing starts off. we will be heading north toward the Lamar and Soda Butte to give those cutthroat trout a hard time.