22 episodes

Your host reveals over 60 years of personal experience in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. 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!‬ Teddy Garland

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1 • 98 Ratings

Your host reveals over 60 years of personal experience in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. 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!

    Planning your Yellowstone vacation. How to save Money & Time on Lodging, Flights, Dining and my 2 Important Tips to have a great day in Yellowstone.

    Planning your Yellowstone vacation. How to save Money & Time on Lodging, Flights, Dining and my 2 Important Tips to have a great day in Yellowstone.

    Everything you need to know to save Time and Money and plan a successful trip to Yellowstone is in this podcast. 

    We cover WHEN you should plan to arrive in Yellowstone to take advantage of the best weather and the lowest crowds. Then we cover WHERE you should stay to quickly and easily access the best of Yellowstone Park and go over some money saving lodging options that are spelled out in the guidebook where you can save thousands of dollars on you lodging and we even throw in some clever ways on how to save money on your food costs. 

     We then go over my 2 Important Tips you simply must follow to have a great vacation to the parks. Such as how to make a plan of where you are going and what you are going to see in Yellowstone Park so you can break the park down into areas that you can easily see in one day. We also cover how you can beat the traffic going into and then out of the parks. 

    Then we discuss how the new Rating System works for all the sites in the parks as well as my new Suggested Itineraries that you can follow to make the most of what time you have to explore the worlds first national park. I also tell you how you can help protect the parks by policing the park in the moment with you phone.  

    And lastly we discuss the historic floods of 2022 and how great a job the park service did in saving countless lives and how the park is back up and running at 100%. 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Exploring Madison Junction to Old Faithful: The most action packed section of road in the park!

    Exploring Madison Junction to Old Faithful: The most action packed section of road in the park!

    This podcast explores the action packed 16 mile section of road between Madison Junction down to Old Faithful and catch all the rest of the geyser basins on our way to the Old faithful area. 

    We make a stop at the best spot in the park to see the lava flows that covered the park 600,000 years ago and then drive by the Firehole Swimming Area and stop at the beautiful but seldom seen Firehole Cascades.

    We then hit the Firehouse Flat Drive and see the only grave in this area and hear a near death story of how another woman nearly lost her life in the same area. 

    We then stop at the Fountain Paint Pots and hear a story about a man who tried to save his dog and then hit Firehole Lake Drive which is home to Great Fountain Geyser and a crazy old woman and hear another death story about a bunch of kids, a bison and a nice man who unfortunately met on this road. 

    We then make stops at Fairy Falls to access the best place to see Grand Prismatic and then hit Bisquit Basin and the three really fun things you can do from here. Next we hit Black Sand Basin and then I tell you all the great things to see in the iconic Old Faithful Inn. 

    Lastly,  we go over one of the main reasons I wrote the guidebook in the first place when I tell you about visiting the seldom seen Rabbit Creek Area and see the 3rd largest pool on earth all by yourself. 

    All along the most action packed stretch of road in the park.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    West Yellowstone to Madison Junction. How to save time getting in the Main Entry Gate into Yellowstone National Park. Where to see Bison in the spring and hear the Elk bugle in the fall. Plus a very important story about the 3 Brothers.

    West Yellowstone to Madison Junction. How to save time getting in the Main Entry Gate into Yellowstone National Park. Where to see Bison in the spring and hear the Elk bugle in the fall. Plus a very important story about the 3 Brothers.

    This podcast covers how you need to go through the West Entry Gate which is by far the busiest entry gate into Yellowstone Park and this gorgeous 14 mile section of road all the way to Madison Junction.  

    We will pass through Christmas Tree Alley and then look for Bald Eagles on the banks of the Madison River on our way to the 7 mile bridge and a couple of interesting stories about this area. 

    I will also give you the history of how the idea of the worlds first national park came to be when 3 Brothers bravely entered Yellowstone in the 1850's and show you the three iconic peaks named after them that thousands of people see everyday but don't even know are there. 

    And tell you what animals you will see and more importantly, when you can see them, in the two meadows along this section of road and also how to not get stuck behind them as you drive down the road. 

    Plus one story about possibly the coolest thing I have ever seen in the park in 60 years. 

    • 36 min
    Introduction to Explore Yellowstone Like A Local! If you are new to the Guidebook & Podcasts and want a bit more information, please take a listen.

    Introduction to Explore Yellowstone Like A Local! If you are new to the Guidebook & Podcasts and want a bit more information, please take a listen.

    This podcast is an introduction to Explore Yellowstone Like a Local for all those out there who are deciding if they want to buy a Guidebook and start listening to the Podcasts. 

    I first go over some Full Length Reviews from past visitors who bought a guidebook and had a great time in the parks and who shared a review their reviews which are listed on our Website. We then cover how the Guidebook saves you TIME and MONEY and tell you some stories that past visitors sent us after they got home of how much Money and Time they saved by following my tips and suggestions. 

    I then go over my families history in the area which dates back to at least 1919 when my Grandfather started bringing my dad and his two brothers to the area and whose love of Yellowstone was passed on from generation to generation. 

    I finally read you guys an excerpt from the guidebook and get a bit choked up in the process when telling you about some of the wonderful areas that I have been visiting my whole life and which now the guidebook gets you to as well.  

    • 45 min
    West Yellowstone Lodging, Dining and Entertainment! How to save lots of MONEY with my Lodging and Dining tips. Plus Old Snaggletooth, the funniest podcast ever!

    West Yellowstone Lodging, Dining and Entertainment! How to save lots of MONEY with my Lodging and Dining tips. Plus Old Snaggletooth, the funniest podcast ever!

    This podcast covers the little town of West Yellowstone. We go over nice places to stay and where to find a cozy lakefront or riverside cabin to use as your home away from home as you visit Yellowstone Park. 

    We cover some really great in town dining options including an award winning pizza and where you can take your picture in front of a huge Bison just before dinner as well as some really great places to eat a short drive away including the really fun Happy Hour Bar where you might get "honked", the beautiful Elk Lake Camp and a place where you can dine in one of the 1000 places to visit before you die.  

    And just in case you got shut out seeing a bear in the park and your daughter is distraught and inconsolable, I tell you where you can still be a hero and see Grizzly Bears, Wolves and even some Otters and even an IMAX for a little icing on the cake and then drop them off for a little zip lining while you go have a much deserved beer. 

    All this and you are only a block away from the entrance to Yellowstone Park and I of course regale you with some more fun stories of my adventures in and around West Yellowstone including a great story about an Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser and old Snaggletooth, the most famous Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone and where you can still see him. 

    I even include " tent clamping" at spots right outside the park and where you can park your RV or Motorhome and finish everything off with our new Winter Chapter for those of you that might want to visit Yellowstone in the winter. 

    • 1 hr 20 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 even the best Golf Courses

    Fun things to do just outside Yellowstone and Grand Teton! Horseback Riding, Fly Fishing, Riding ATV's, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, White Water Rafting and even the best Golf Courses

    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 finish everything off with nearby golf courses where you can be playing 20 minutes after you go through the West Gate!

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 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!!

Lisamerrell ,

Videos

Hey stormlover757-I wish you had reached out to us for info on the video library, we just now saw this review. It is private library and can only be accessed by a code we email to buyers of the guidebook. We sell nearly all of our books via our website and unfortunately failed to consider people who purchase the guidebook at the Book Peddler. We have since started including a QR code in the guidebook to link to the videos, but you got a older version without it-our apologies for our initial oversight!!! Email us and we will email you the access link. You can find our email address on the last page of the guidebook.

cdierzen ,

Must have for Yellowstone park.

These podcasts and the guidebook that goes along with them are a total must have for any trip to Yellowstone national park. Not only will teddy get you to the coolest spots in the park (and with the least amount of people), but he also gives you the best Info for lodging, eating, and shopping during your trip. Every place he has sent me both in the park and out have been amazing, I can not recommend it enough, If you what to have a amazing time in Yellowstone make sure you listen and pick up the guidebook.

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