A National Geographic expert will accompany each departure to share insights and a rare behind-the-scenes perspective. Listed below are some of the experts and the departure date(s) they will be joining.
Few people know Yellowstone country and America's national parks better than wildlife biologist Jeremy Schmidt. He has worked in and around Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons for more than 30 years, including stints as a park ranger, a naturalist, a photographer, and an author, writing several articles for National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler magazines. He has also written several books for National Geographic, including titles on Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and the Northern Rockies. His knowledge and passion for America's national parks will enrich your experience.
Called an "encyclopedia" by the New York Times, Jason is a professional naturalist, environmental educator, and guide who has been leading trips throughout the Northern Rockies for nearly 20 years. He majored in anthropology at Montana State University and is a certified Master Naturalist through the University of Montana, specializing in wolf and bear ecology. A year-round Montanan, Jason is an instructor at Montana State University and an outfitter and guide who leads dog sled trips and river expeditions. He works with NatGeo Wild's Casey Anderson as a location scout, wildlife tracker, and expedition planner for the show America the Wild.
Lou Good has witnessed decades of National Park Service history. A second-generation NPS veteran, he grew up in Yellowstone, Yosemite, Dinosaur, Acadia, and Everglades National Parks. He went on to work in Bryce Canyon, Hawaii Volcanoes, and Big Bend National Parks, as well as the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Lou’s responsibilities have spanned park planning, park management, and public information and affairs, special uses of the parks, filming projects, concessions, and safety. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge of and passion for America’s National Parks with National Geographic travelers.