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In Our Nature Guiding Services

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Gardiner, MT, USA
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About In Our Nature Guiding Services
In Our Nature Guiding Services in Gardiner MT, Mammoth, WY and Cooke City-Silver Gate, MT offers year-round wildlife watching tours, day hikes, snowshoeing (winter only) and fully customized single or multi-day tours of Yellowstone National Park. You will enjoy your tour with biologist guide, Cara McGary out of Yellowstone's North Entrance OR expert local naturalist, Audra Taylor, who lives right outside the Northeast Entrance to Yellowstone. You'll have the best access to Lamar Valley!
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Myra H wrote a review Yesterday
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We saw so many animals Grizzly, Mountain Goats, Wolfs, Buffalo, Pronghorn, Bald Eagle, and another special bird. We had brunch in a very special place near a river. Cara knows so many interesting facts about the animals and Yellowstone. The tour was everything we hoped for plus. Cara truly cares about Yellowstone and it’s animals and all the Wonders it has to offer and she is more than willing to share her love for the Park with everyone.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Divya wrote a review Sep 4
San Francisco, California2 contributions
We spent a day with Cara on a guided hike of the Garnet Loop Trail in Yellowstone and she made it the most comfortable experience for us. She was available for communication before, during and after the hike to answer any questions we had for her. She also took my pace into consideration and ensured we took it easy, had ample water breaks, food breaks, coordinated the trail so that we had less sun exposure which helped me to complete the entire loop along with the visit to the suspension bridge over the Yellowstone River. Her suggestions to visit the Beartooth pass and food options along the way just made the trip so much more memorable for us. We will be calling Cara again when we are back in Yellowstone.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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jeffrey s wrote a review Aug 2020
Nashville, Tennessee4 contributions4 helpful votes
Literally, the best way you can spend a day in Yellowstone. Cara took us around to all of her favorite spots and of course, we saw grizzly's, a wolf pack at play, bald eagles, mountain goats, osprey in the nest, elk, and a ton of other smaller critters. You can go it alone and hope to catch a glimpse, or you can go with a pro and hear about the behavior, population, and a ton of other facts. No question, we will do this again next time we return to the park.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Katie wrote a review Aug 2020
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We spent a day with Cara in early August and had such a fantastic time! It was the perfect way to start our trip as we got a great overview of the area, its wildlife and geology, plus some good recommendations for the rest of our time in Yellowstone. We’d heard that August is the worst time to see wildlife but within the first 10 minutes we’d seen wolves, bears, bison and elk, and later saw bald eagles, pika and lots more that I don’t remember the names of oops. Excellent day, would thoroughly recommend, we had so much fun!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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johnshaftjones wrote a review Aug 2020
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution1 helpful vote
From the moment I contacted Cara, I knew I chose the right person to book a tour with. Cara is a biologist, communicative, knowledgable, and easy to work with. I requested a call to discuss the tour and options before committing considering that my group would be large - 10 people. Cara was happy to do so. When we spoke, she gave me an overview of what she offers and explained the need for two guides, how the tour would look and the cost. She asked what animals we hoped to see so that she would have an idea of how to frame the tour. Also, due to size of the group and current affairs with the pandemic, we would have to follow Cara in her vehicle. I was sold and booked a full day wildlife/nature tour. On the day off, we met at Zero Dark Thirty because as Cara said "that's when the animal are up". We met at 05:30 hours and Cara and her fellow biologist Garret. Cara had coffee, tea, hot chocolate for us. Nice touch. She provided two-way radios to communicate while we drove. It worked excellent, we didn't get separated, and Cara and Garret gave information about Yellowstone and the animals, as well as a little trivia as we drove to each location. Once we made it to a location, Cara and Garret set up high powered spotting scopes to view the wildlife. We were lucky to see a grizzly bear, a pack of wolves feeding on a bison carcass, bison, bald eagles, mountain goats, baby wolves and their den, and more. Cara even grabbed photos and videos which she emailed to me. After lunch, Garret did a bear safety training and we were off on the nature hike. The hike was great, but be prepared for a good workout - you will see some inclines! Also, as wear layers. Cara will tell you this. It's chilly in the morning and will warm up as the day progresses. We all learned a ton from Cara and Garret. They love questions and answered them all for us. My next trip to Yellowstone, I will be calling Cara again for sure.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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