Okay, true confession. The day started with one, MAJOR hiccup. The bus dispatched to take us on our all-day tour was a Party Bus (based in the college party town of Ft. Collins--you get the picture!) Imagine: one serpentine couch winding around the side and back, disco lights, the smell of beer and the remains of a jello shot on the floor. Too much to go into here, but suffice it to say we only had to travel in that thing for 12 minutes and a replacement bus was sent to save our day. It put us behind schedule, but we had a great day due to a terrific guide, gorgeous fall colors, bugling elk in the alpine meadows, and dramatic skies. And our special guest, Ranger Kathie, is having the time of her life!
Cat Herder (aka Marisa) has been guiding pilot tours in the American West for over twenty years. Keep tabs on your Parkwest pilot friends, National Park news and other tidbits here!