In case you've been wondering what to do each day of the Chico trip, here are Daniel's ideas:
Sunday, June 26th: Check in, hot springs pool, walk to the trout pond 15 minutes up the hill behind cabin 604. Pizza in the afternoon/evening between chalets 601 & 602.
Monday, June 27th: Old Faithful. It’s a long drive, and I like wandering around the geyser basins, so this will be an all day excursion. Don’t miss the Firehole Canyon Drive on the way there.
Tuesday, June 28th: Flying in the morning, either local sightseeing or taking kids for rides. Whitewater rafting in the afternoon. Hot springs pool in the evening.
|Chico Hot Springs from the air.|
Wednesday, June 29th: Beartooth Highway, from Silvergate toward Red Lodge. I’ve never driven this road, but the alpine scenery is highly rated, and the road reaches 10,947 ft. in elevation.
Thursday, June 30th: Yellowstone Falls & Tower Falls. Dinner in the Knowles room at Chico Hot Springs.
Friday, July 1st: Check out. Airplane camping somewhere in Idaho or Montana before heading back to Arizona.
What I’d do if I had 1 more day: Hiking. Either up the hill from Chico Hot Springs, or up Mill Creek Canyon just north of Chico.
I've been facing serious flak over missing the scenic float trip on Wednesday, so the Beartooth Highway trip might slide to Friday.
This itinerary is subject to change, so it'd be wise to check for last minute updates if your goal is to avoid seeing Daniel on any given day....