First, let me explain how this works. You will simply going to spots described previously in the guidebook by using the clues to solve the riddle, take a picture, and when you think you have correctly found all the answers in the level, send the pics to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure the picture has you in it! 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 and 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 that are very tough. Remember as you explore, as mentioned numerous times previously in this guidebook, you must follow the park rule of no off trail hiking when exploring Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and always be good stewards of the parks.
The riddles or clues are listed in the last chapter of the guidebook, and the spots 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 have submitted correct answers to the riddles and send pictures of all, then you will receive fame and notoriety here and on Facebook, using your name (or a made-up fake name), or your initials, or however you want your exploits documented, as well as a free t-shirt of your choice.
If Teddy happens to be in West Yellowstone at the same time 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 to solve all three levels correctly will receive a crisp $100.00 bill as well. So with all that said, let’s get started and have some fun!