Review of this trip

August 4 2017 departure. All in all we had a wonderful time on this small group trip. Unfortunately, I packed totally incorrectly- thus the post. I had looked at the weather the week before and it was 95 every day. I packed mostly sleeveless tops and shorts. I took out my jeans and my heavier walking shoes. I never wore the shorts and I needed more jeans and long sleeve shirts. This is a sneakers, jeans and a warm jacket trip. I could have used gloves and a hat at the rodeo. No dressing up for dinners at all. It was in the low 50's in the morning and at night.
The accommodations were fine - not the usual Tauck standard- but certainly the best that the area offered. The food was more than adequate and at some places it was even delicious. The group was congenial and made for a great time!! We took an extra day at the State Game Lodge before the trip started. We booked a private tour of the Rapid City and The Badlands with Affortable Adventures in Rapid City. It was a six hour tour and well worth it. There is not much to do at Jackson Lake Lodge nor much to see in Jackson Hole downtown- cute little T-shirt and restaurant stop. A few hours was enough. I don't know what those people that took an extra day at the end did?? The sights at Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons were amazing. I highly recommend this trip.


  • I've been to this area in the height of summer and it gets very cold at night despite the hot days. We even had a can of soda we left in the car trunk freeze overnight. It's not unusual for many places on the planet to have these extremes, you need to look at average highs and LOWS. I am sure Tauck shows this on their section in weather
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