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Caroline Bach Wood


Any questions related to the logistics of planning a trip to the Greater Yellowstone area including hotels, guides and areas of interest. I can also provide information about living and working in Yellowstone since I grew up there and spent many summers working through college. Lastly, I am happy to provide information about non-profit organizations if you are interested in helping the park.

Experience in the area

I grew up spending every summer in Yellowstone and have been creating customized itineraries for my clients for the past 8 years.


Articles about me or my clients have appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, Travel and Leisure and the NY Times.


Destination Specialist

Awards and Honors

Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Top Travel Specialist for the Rockies in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008

Past/Present Clients

National Trust for Historic Preservation, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Defenders of Wildlife and many independent travelers.

What do you like about this subject?

Many of my clients have been to Yellowstone and are now taking their children or revisiting. I love that I can set them up with experienced guides who will take them to see out of the way places most never see and who can keep their children engaged.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Long before geologists began to suspect that there was a caldera under Yellowstone Lake, my Dad was canoeing near the southern arm when he noticed an extreme raising and lowering of the lake levels - similar to tidal activity in the ocean. He has worked for the NPS for more than 30 years and works as a one of my private guides.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

The winter use plan and bison issues are among the 2 most controversial subjects at the moment.

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Recent Answers from Caroline Bach Wood

2011-07-09 Trip from Denver to Yellowstone in August 2011:

Hi T.C.  I am a travel advisor specializing in the Rocky Mountains. You can learn more about me by googling Caroline Bach Wood Big Sky Iconic to read the itinerary for a trip I put together for Conde Nast

2011-04-15 Gear:

Bring as little as possible but you'll probably do a lot of hiking, backpacking etc. so bring gear for those things.     It's cold at night and in the morning so bring winter stuff like hats, mittens etc

2011-04-15 summer job in yellowstone:

It is very casual so you only need comfortable clothes - jeans, hiking boots, trail running type tennis shoes, water sandals, backpack, sleeping bag, matt etc.     Otherwise, books, ipod, typical stuff

2010-12-30 Yellowstone/Grand Tetons, Redundancy?:

Happy New Year! This is an easy answer.     First, you have 3 locations all very close to one another and one that is far away.     So, my suggestion is to pick the one place that you really like in the

2010-11-27 yellowstone:

Hi Randy,  I create customized itineraries for my clients throughout the Rockies. Generally, I am able to work around space issues because when one hotel is unavailable, I know what would be a good backup


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