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momb2
08-06-2007, 12:50 PM
I have been searching daily on the forums for anyone who is doing Quest for West. We are leaving in 3 weeks & would like to know how it went:) :yay:

Computer Magic
08-06-2007, 07:29 PM
I have been searching daily on the forums for anyone who is doing Quest for West. We are leaving in 3 weeks & would like to know how it went:) :yay:
There hasn't been much about the Quest for West.

We leave in 17 days....Aug 24th :dance3:

kpiper
08-11-2007, 11:08 AM
I just made another post on this topic, but don't you worry - you will have a super time on your Quest for the West! The scenery is awe inspiring, the guides are fabulous and the activities are great! There is just enough down/free time to let you explore on your own or rest up for the next event. The guides make it their personal responsibility to keep everyone involved, happy, and most importantly - with the group!

Our guides were Chris and Joanne and they were excellent. Chris was a ranger in Yellowstone for two years before joining Disney - he also worked at Disney World for a few summers as a ride operator (POC & Kilamanjaro Safari). Joanne has done a lot of traveling and was great at organizing the events. There is another set of guides for this tour, but we have heard great things about them too.

Let me know if you have any specific questions, I will be checking back tomorrow. :yay:

momb2
08-12-2007, 12:22 PM
Sounds like you all had a great time. We are leaving in a couple of weeks and I had a few questions.

How were the accomadations & food?
Were you holding on to dear life on the rafting trip?!!!!
Was it casual wear (shorts & t-shirts fine?)

Anything you can tell us that we should know would be great!!!!!

kpiper
08-12-2007, 07:11 PM
The accommodations were top notch at both the Wort and Brooks Lake Lodge. Our only problem with the Snow Lodge is that it was extremely hot the days we were there and as you know, they don't have air conditioning. However, the Snow Lodge did provide a fan in the rooms. Plus, our entire group was up on the top (third) floor - it was much cooler on the first. So, sleeping there was not the best. :sad2: I'm embarrassed to admit that I can't even sleep without air conditioning in the summer! :sad2:

At Brooks Lake our little family of three (my husband and son age 12) were in the Prospector Cabin - it had a king bed in the bedroom and a sleeper sofa in the sitting (main) area of the cabin. The cabins had little fireplaces and refridgerators. Very nice. I heard the rooms in the lodge were nice too.

At the Wort we had two queen beds - the room was VERY nice.

Dress was pretty casual everywhere we went - including dinner at the Old Faithful Inn. We did not eat anywhere fancy in Jackson, but the Silver Dollar at the Wort and the Cadillac Grill were both very nice and we felt right at home in our shorts and t-shirts. :cool1: My advise is to dress comfortably - especially when you go hiking in the Tetons. Also, do take a pair of jeans and a jacket - even though the rest of the country was experiencing record heat we still needed them up at Brooks Lake in the evening.

Food in general was pretty good. Our least favorite meals were at the Snow Lodge and Old Faithful Inn. Don't get me wrong we ate very well (too well!) and these meals were good, just not our favorites.

As for white water rafting - don't worry - you'll be fine! Just paddle like crazy! There is a rope along the side you can hold onto and you can brace your feet under the seat in front of you. My son fell out because he didn't have his feet braced properly, plus he was in the back - the bumpiest part of the boat. Don't take anything with you - unless you have a waterproof camera you can put around your neck or strap to your life vest. We loved this activity though - we saw a young bald eagle!

Let me know if you have any other questions!