27 episodes

Your host reveals tips on how to save Money and Time during your Yellowstone vacation with over 60 years of personal experience in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and his family has been visiting the area since 1919. Learn about alternative airports you can fly into to save money on flights as well as money saving Lodging tips where you can stay for less than $100.00 per night right outside of Yellowstone Park saving you thousands of dollars on your Yellowstone vacation before you even arrive. Then hear how to save time inside the parks and listen to the podcasts which are set up section by section as you drive your car through the parks so you won't miss anything. Know where and when to see bears, wolves and other wildlife. Discover easy yet virtually unknown trails that lead to hidden back country pools, mud pots and waterfalls where you will have the entire place to yourselves. See Old Faithful from the best vantage point and also catch Grand Geyser which is the largest predictable geyser in the world and get sprayed with water that hit the ground as rain over 400 years ago from Beehive. Visit the Upper and Lower Falls and the gorgeous Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and see them from the best and most historic vantage points including the famous Moran bench. Take a mountain bike ride to hidden waterfalls and back country geysers and visit a petrified forest where you will see 50 million year old trees. I will even tell you how and when to visit the seldom seen Bechler region of the park which holds 70% of the parks waterfalls and where you can swim in hot pools and walk behind 200' tall waterfalls.You will also learn the best day hikes and biking opportunities in Grand Teton as well as the not to be missed stops along the way. I will also give you info on where to stay and dine in Jackson Hole and West Yellowstone so listen up if you want to explore Yellowstone like a local!

Explore Yellowstone Like a Local! Save TIME & MONEY on your Yellowstone Vacation‪.‬ Teddy Garland

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1 • 105 Ratings

Your host reveals tips on how to save Money and Time during your Yellowstone vacation with over 60 years of personal experience in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and his family has been visiting the area since 1919. Learn about alternative airports you can fly into to save money on flights as well as money saving Lodging tips where you can stay for less than $100.00 per night right outside of Yellowstone Park saving you thousands of dollars on your Yellowstone vacation before you even arrive. Then hear how to save time inside the parks and listen to the podcasts which are set up section by section as you drive your car through the parks so you won't miss anything. Know where and when to see bears, wolves and other wildlife. Discover easy yet virtually unknown trails that lead to hidden back country pools, mud pots and waterfalls where you will have the entire place to yourselves. See Old Faithful from the best vantage point and also catch Grand Geyser which is the largest predictable geyser in the world and get sprayed with water that hit the ground as rain over 400 years ago from Beehive. Visit the Upper and Lower Falls and the gorgeous Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and see them from the best and most historic vantage points including the famous Moran bench. Take a mountain bike ride to hidden waterfalls and back country geysers and visit a petrified forest where you will see 50 million year old trees. I will even tell you how and when to visit the seldom seen Bechler region of the park which holds 70% of the parks waterfalls and where you can swim in hot pools and walk behind 200' tall waterfalls.You will also learn the best day hikes and biking opportunities in Grand Teton as well as the not to be missed stops along the way. I will also give you info on where to stay and dine in Jackson Hole and West Yellowstone so listen up if you want to explore Yellowstone like a local!

    Check out our new YOU-TUBE Videos for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks!!!

    Check out our new YOU-TUBE Videos for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks!!!

    In this podcast, we discuss the launch of our new You Tube videos that you guys can watch to determine if you want to purchase a guidebook for your families Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park vacation. 

    We go over 7 new videos for you guys including the following. 
    1. introduction to Explore Yellowstone Like a Local. 
    2. Getting to the Old Faithful Geyser Basin where you will hear Elk Bugle and see tons of great videos all along the roads you will be driving on including some great videos of geysers erupting. 
    3. The North Loop of Yellowstone where you will find Bears and Wolves as well as the best Mammoth Hot Springs has to offer as well as the largest petrified forest on earth and all the fun things to do on the north loop. 
    4. The South Loop where we will visit the glorious Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and learn how the guidebook keeps you out in front of all the other tourists so you can have the entire area to yourself. And then we pass through the Hayden Valley and the largest Bison heard on earth on our way to the best of Yellowstone Lake. 
    5. We then travel down to the Grand Tetons and go over all the best stops on our way to Jackson Hole. 
    6. We also cover our monthly drawing for everyone who buys a guidebook where you can get some free swag. 
    7. Lastly, we cover how the guidebook is a great gift for Valentine's Day, or any other day for that matter. 
    Plus we listen to some really obscure music!!! 

    • 52 min
    We cover 19 places in Yellowstone where you can Hot Pot, Swim and even get under a Huge Waterfall with warm water pouring all over you and do all of these any time the park is open.

    We cover 19 places in Yellowstone where you can Hot Pot, Swim and even get under a Huge Waterfall with warm water pouring all over you and do all of these any time the park is open.

    This podcast covers 19 great  places that you can swim, get in a hot pot, get under a huge waterfall and swim in Yellowstone Park and you can visit these spots whenever the park is open. I get you to the some of the most fantastic swimming and hot potting spots that can't be found anywhere else on earth. 

    We cover the stupidly popular Firehole swimming area near Madison Junction which USED to be a great local place to swim but is now simply overrun with hundreds of people every day all day long but has been closed for the last few years and why it might stay closed from here on out. By visiting MY places, you can have the entire place to yourself for as long as you want them. 

    I then tell you where you can get right into and underneath 4 huge waterfalls and have their thermally heated water pouring all over you. And where you can soak in numerous hot pots throughout the park. 

    I also cover the best and safest spot to take small kids who want to take a dip while they are on their Yellowstone vacation.   

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Fun things to do just outside Yellowstone and Grand Teton! Horseback Riding, Fly Fishing, Riding ATV's, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, White Water Rafting and Big Sky!

    Fun things to do just outside Yellowstone and Grand Teton! Horseback Riding, Fly Fishing, Riding ATV's, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, White Water Rafting and Big Sky!

    This podcast covers all the fun things you can do just outside of Grand Teton and Yellowstone parks. There is a reason that hardly any of the locals from West, Jackson or Big Sky ever go into the parks and the reason for that is that there is a TON of really fun and exiting things to do right outside the parks boundaries that are NOT allowed inside the parks. 

    We cover how West Yellowstone is the Fly Fishing capital of the world and why movie stars, sports stars, planes full of Russians and now you flock to West Yellowstone to go fly fishing and you might catch up to 75 trout on your first day. 

    We then cover where to rent and ride ATV's including the new and very safe side by side units on the best trails in the US right outside YNP. I then tell you how you can ride on the unbelievable Idaho Dunes where you can ride a bad ass unit up and down 500' tall sand dunes on one of the largest dune complexes in the world that are only an hours drive from both Jackson Hole and West Yellowstone. 

    Then we jump on a mountain bike and ride along the wildflower strewn meadows of the easy Rendezvous Trail right in West Yellowstone then hit the CDT Trial to ride in what looks like a picture postcard. We also cover and advanced mountain biking tours to the very seldom seen Goose and Otter Lakes and how I can help you get on trails suited to your groups abilities no matter who is riding with you. 

    We then go over the best places to white water raft, kayak and SUP.  We cover the  Gallatin River where they filmed the movie A River Runs Through It with Brad Pitt and its 30 super fun  named rapids with an end of the day jump off the Presidents Bridge. As well as the Bear Trap Canyon which is one of the top 10 1 day floats in the US  where you will run the world famous Kitchen Sink Rapids. 

    We discuss padding your own SUP or kayak on the calm turquoise waters of a lake which look like you are in the Caribbean or down a river where you might see a moose or two up close. We then cover boating on Lake Hebgen where you can find a couple rope swings to get wet on a warm day or catch a record trout on Lake Henrys. 

    And we cover the wonderful Big Sky area and all it has to offer including golf for the boys and a spa day for the girls while the kids enjoy hunting for gold or riding the Zip Lines. We finish off the podcast rising Razors on 400' tall sand dunes with are located right outside the boundaries of both Yellowstone and Grand Teton. 

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The Best of the Best hikes in Yellowstone & Grand Teton! We cover the best hikes for small kids and I get you right up into the spires of the Tetons as well as the best campsites and hikes for your pet.

    The Best of the Best hikes in Yellowstone & Grand Teton! We cover the best hikes for small kids and I get you right up into the spires of the Tetons as well as the best campsites and hikes for your pet.

    This podcast covers hiking in both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. I first cover hiking in Grand Teton and get you right up into the craggy spires of the Tetons where the peaks are shooting up all around. We then cover Teton hikes that are totally suitable for small kids with fantastic views of the Tetons and also tell you the hikes you should  avoid. 

    Then we cover the best of the best day hikes in Yellowstone where you can get off the beaten path and away from all the crowds and explore some of the best hot pools and geysers in the Yellowstone backcountry where you will have the entire place to yourself and most of these great spots are not shown on any maps. And you will be in spots that less than 100 visitors have been since the inception of the park in 1872!

    We then cover longer and overnight hikes in Yellowstone and then cover the beautiful Bechler Region of Yellowstone also known as the Cascade Corner section of the park where 80% of the parks waterfalls are located and where you can soak in a hot pot all afternoon at the base of a huge waterfall or swim in Mr. Bubbles, the largest natural hot pot in the park. 

    I then get you to a spot where you can swim in a hot stream after you got soaked at the base of Union Falls which is the largest double falls on earth and is the cover shot for the guidebook. 

    I cover what maps you will need and how to reserve a backcountry campsite and tell you the best ones to get and where to hike when most of the park might be snowed in and I also give you a bunch of hikes which are suitable for small children who are big hikers. 

    I even cover some outer edge hikes that are still in Yellowstone Park but are located where you don't have to enter the main park gates and fight all the traffic and crowds just to do a bit of day hiking. I even cover the best hikes where you can take you dog along with you. 

    This is a big podcast but I only cover the best of the best hikes in both parks and get you to some truly remarkable places where you can Explore Yellowstone and Grand Teton like a local!!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Exploring the road from Old Faithful to the South Gate. We stop at Isa Lake, then attempt to kayak across Lewis & Shoshone Lakes. Stop at Moose Falls for a quick dip and then hit the seldom seen Flagg Ranch Road.

    Exploring the road from Old Faithful to the South Gate. We stop at Isa Lake, then attempt to kayak across Lewis & Shoshone Lakes. Stop at Moose Falls for a quick dip and then hit the seldom seen Flagg Ranch Road.

    This podcast covers the section of road south from Old Faithful down to West Thumb and then down to the South Gate and then we drive along the seldom seen but beautiful Flagg Ranch/Marysville/Grassy Lake Road.

    You will hear a story about how not to hike in bear country then we stop at the only lake in the US that flows into both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.  We visit a great picture spot that where you can see just how big Yellowstone Park really is then talk about a not so great hike to Heart Lake that my dad used to drive to in the 1950's. And then possibly the best kayak adventure you will ever experience on Lewis and Shoshone Lakes and my futile effort at it once which really pissed me off. 

    I also tell you about how you can swim and possibly cliff jump in the warm waters of Moose Falls with the water pouring all over you and its just a minute from your car. Then we take a short drive on the rarely used Marysville/Grassy Lake/Flagg Ranch Road to a great backcountry hike to Cascade Acres and the gorgeous Terraced Falls which is a hike totally suitable for kids but is rarely used as no one even knows it exists.  

    • 44 min
    Exploring the area from Canyon to West Thumb through the Hayden Valley and the largest Bison Herd on earth. We visit the Mud Volcanoes, then the gorgeous Lake Hotel and we drive along the shores of Yellowstone Lake.

    Exploring the area from Canyon to West Thumb through the Hayden Valley and the largest Bison Herd on earth. We visit the Mud Volcanoes, then the gorgeous Lake Hotel and we drive along the shores of Yellowstone Lake.

    This podcast covers the section of road from Canyon all the way down to West Thumb. We will cross into the Hayden Valley which is home to the largest free roaming herd of Bison on earth and hear a couple of great stories that took place right where you are now driving. 

    We then make a stop at the Mud Volcanoes then hit Yellowstone Lake where I will regale you with a very personal near death story about yours truly and where you can see where I worked as a kid and then where you can hit the beach along the lake. . 

    We will listen to a little Mozart while we sip a cocktail on a beautiful veranda at the Lake Hotel before we dine at the best restaurant in the park. We talk about how you can rent a boat so you can explore the gorgeous Yellowstone Lake from the water.  

    And we will finish it off with what has become one of the more popular spots my explorers and a spot that 99.9% of people just drive right past because it looks like a pile of rocks, which it is, but what a hip pile of rocks it really is!

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

stormlover757 ,

Great podcast BUT

He constantly tries to sell the guidebook…hey, enough already!!….so I bought the guidebook at the bookstore he talks about in West Yellowstone MT…. It’s good info, however I see NO WAY to access the “private” you tube videos of the park he constantly talks about… he mentions how buying the book gives you access but “how..”….I have searched everywhere on google and you tube..not sure the videos are real or not….beware!!

fbieb12 ,

Long Commercial for guidebook

I appreciate the need for him to advertise his guidebook but it’s a bit much. I am sure that there’s great info in the guidebook and I will probably purchase the book but the podcast is painful.

CrisDuncan ,

Great info

I consider myself pretty well versed in most things Yellowstone. I can’t even count all the times we have been there nor how many miles of back country I have hiked. I purchased the guide book referenced in the podcast just as a polite way of supporting the podcast. Wow! I found two things I never knew about. Plus, the book has a QR code that takes you to the “secret” videos. This podcast is worth your time and the book is a must purchase. Thanks for creating the podcast!

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