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Ep. 3 - Storytelling with a former Yellowstone Deputy Superintendent

Updated: May 25, 2019

Steve Iobst, former Deputy Superintendent of Yellowstone NP and Grand Tetons NP, shares his personal story of how he began with the National Park Service (NPS) while providing a unique perspective of the future of the NPS. Topics include ongoing challenges the NPS faces, his favorite park stories, and of course, our recurring segment of Trails and Ales (see below).

Feature Trail: Teton Canyon (read recap here)

- Trailhead: Alaska Basin Trailhead (Teton Canyon Road, Alta, WY 83414 --- 43.755748, -110.915402)

-Mileage: 16.6 RT to Basin Lakes (Mirror Lake, specifically) and back.

- Notes: Strenuous, bring Bear Spray

Feature Brewery: Grant Teton Brewing Company

- Beer: Ale 208 (session ale)

  • Malts: Idaho 2-Row malted barley

  • Hops: Idaho Bravo & Galena

  • Original Gravity (Plato): 12.0°

  • International Bitterness Units: 16

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4.7%

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Riley Smith

It took me 'til I was 34 and in a retreat session on body expressions when I realized I get the most excited when I'm talking about hiking. Well, a podcast on hiking seemed like the only solution.


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