So I'm reading along and it starts talking about a vision of a forest fire. I make a mental note because I'm headed to Montana during wildfire season. I continue reading. One of the very early plot points (thus not a spoiler) is the main character moving to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
That's on the southern border of Yellowstone National Park, one of the 2 parks where I was spending my vacation. I just finished the book on the plane ride home (my brain is way too fuzzy for a proper review right now). There were so many experiences and places I shared with the book. Everything from a character doing an internship in Bozeman, MT where I was staying with my best friend, to encounters with the local wildlife and bear spray. At least from a tourists perspective, it seems fairly accurate and it's a bit like an easter egg hunt for those who have visited the area. If you're visiting Yellowstone, Grand Tetons of the Montana/Wyoming area this book is really fun to read as you travel.
|The view from Beaver Pond Loop. The amazing thing about Yellowstone |
is that once you get on a trail you have so much solitude and space.
|At this point we joined 2 other groups of hikers, a family of 4 from Texas |
and a couple from California. We felt much safer & enjoyed the rest of the hike.
|BEARS!!!!!!!!!! Or bear safety info!!!!!!!|
|Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. One of my favorite spots in Yellowstone.|
I'm still surprised that I had never heard of it before visiting.
|These elks just like to hang out at the Mammoth Hotel. |
People don't phase them at all.