August 16th 2011 is a date that we at Curtis Wright Outfitters have been watching for honestly right at a year. This is the day that our guest’s arrive in Gardiner MT. For several this is their first time to Yellowstone, and for many more this is one of just a handful of visits. For a couple it will be a reminder of the past, since they worked for Yellowstone for several years. No matter which category they fit in, they are all out here to see and experience a little bit of heaven. Today begin as usually with a somewhat early rise but today’s agenda was different.
Aaron was heading into the park to fish the Gardiner River, and Jeff and Susan Curtis, and myself headed into Livingston MT to do a little grocery shopping. Little might not be the best word though.
We have a total of 13 guest spending 6 days with us, and a couple other visitors joining us different nights.
Needless to say we had quite a list. With three sets of hands and two buggies, we made quick work of it though and next thing we had to figure out was how we were going to get it into the vehicle. With some engineering like skill we got everything in with minimal room to spare. We grabbed a quick bite and ran into the first two guests, Spencer Elrod and Jim Bailey.
We all hurried back to town. Them getting their fishing license, and heading back to unload. Herb Freeman and Richard Schaad showed up shortly there after, and all four headed into the park to sneak in a little fishing. Bob Daubert and Chris Ellis dropped their stuff of and headed into the park to do a little sight seeing. Dick and Beth Heald, along with John Blezinrud pulled in after the other three groups had made their way into the park. Everyone reconvened around 6:30, and reports of success on the water with mostly rainbows coming to hand.
Our final arrivals for the day Ralph Fuller and Richard Jennings showed up just in time to help us make quick work of a dinner of salad, steak, and baked potatoes. Richard Parks stopped by for dinner as well and gave us a wonderful slide show about the waters, and some of the history of the Park.
Tomorrow is the first full day of fishing and everyone is very excited. More fish pictures to come tomorrow. Wonder who will catch the big one tomorrow?