The rules for this challenge are simple, just go to spots described in the guidebook by using the clues to solve riddles, take a picture at each spot, and send the pics to email@example.com. Make sure the pictures have you in them! There will be three levels of difficulty and each level will have eight riddles to solve. You only need to complete one of the Explore Levels to receive a free t-shirt and notoriety on our website.
Level #1 will be the easiest so everyone from the youngest to the oldest explorers can participate regardless of fitness levels. Level #2 will be a bit harder and require some off-trail hiking here and there but nothing too tough, however this level should not be attempted by small kids or anyone who is not moderately fit. Level #3 is called the Teddy G. level and really tests your explorer skills. This level should only be attempted by adult-age seasoned hikers in top physical condition willing to put forth maximum effort and willing to hike on extremely strenuous hikes. Remember as you explore, you MUST follow the park rule of no off-trail hiking when exploring Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, and always be good stewards and respectful of the parks' rules.
The riddles or clues are listed in the last chapter of the guidebook, and the spots are discussed in the guidebook. Once you have solved each riddle, then you will know where and what you are looking for in both Grand Teton and Yellowstone Parks. All you need to do is go to that spot and take a picture. Be sure to include yourself in the photo so we know you didn’t just google the pic! When you submit correct answers and pictures to the riddles, you will receive fame and notoriety here and on Facebook, using your name (if permission is given), as well as a free Explore Yellowstone Like a Local t-shirt for all those that participated.
Also, if Teddy is in West Yellowstone when you are, then he will buy you a drink of your choice at Wild West Pizzeria & Saloon. Want even more of a challenge? The first five explorers (groups) to solve all three levels correctly will receive a crisp $100.00 bill as well.
So, let’s get started and have some fun!
Yellowstone National Park was established as a national park in 1872 for the benefit and enjoyment of the people, and that is exactly why we wrote the guidebook. Our goal is to help families create memories that will last a lifetime as the Sawa family experienced first-hand by following our tips and participating in the challenge in the guidebook.