Stop researching and reserve a tour with JHETA. We did 2 tours, and I was a bit hesitant to spend schedule so much time with one company. Turns out that concern was unfounded, and I can't recommend them more highly. Just for background, we were there on our 20th anniversary trip, are 41 and 42, healthy and active. JHETA are for all ages and agility levels.
Day 1/7 of our trip was spent with Colin touring Yellowstone. The enjoyment of our entire week was amplified immeasurably by our time with him. His knowledge was thorough, and he spent the entire day teaching us the geology, biology, and history of Yellowstone. He answered all our questions, spurred our interest, knew exactly where to be at various times of the day, and went out of his way to help us understand the complexity of the Yellowstone eco-system. It was the perfect way to start our vacation. Both coming and going, we saw wildlife, and Colin had lots to teach us about their behavior and the proper ways to observe.
Day 4/7 we spent with Matt in Grand Teton. We started the day with elk, moved right on to bison, and then to a pair of moose in the Gros Ventre Campground - he knew exactly where to take us. We saw large numbers of pronghorn as well. He enhanced what we had learned from Colin about the wildlife, the habitat, mating rituals, behavior, herds, parenting, diet, and how the geology affects the biology. He also spent time focusing on the geology of GT.
Both Colin and Matt were extremely professional, down to earth, kind, and encouraged us to ask questions. Their knowledge base is both wide and deep and we loved spending time with them. JHETA is the way to go!
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