Special Guests

bio_kimSpecial guest on the “Washburn Expedition around Yellowstone Lake” Trip

Kim Allen Scott is Professor and Special Collections Librarian/University Archivist at Montana State University at Bozeman. His numerous articles on Yellowstone National Park, Montana history, and the Civil War have appeared in Montana The Magazine of Western History, Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Kansas History, and Missouri Historical Review.

Kim will accompany us on the Washburn Expedition around Yellowstone Lake Trip

Photo Courtesy of Montana State University.

bio_johnSpecial guest on the “Histories and Hot Springs” – Mirror Plateau Trip

John Lounsbury grew up on a family farm in southern Michigan, and realized he wanted to be a “ranger” early in his adolescence. He attended Michigan State University and worked for the U.S. Forest Service in the summers. in 1967, he started his ranger career with the National Park Service at Sequioa, Kings Canyon National Park.

After that it was Everglades National Park, where he met his wife Lois. Then Great Smokies National Park, back to Everglades, then Olympic National Park, followed by Lassen Volcanic National Park. In the spring of 1980 he came to Yellowstone National Park as a District Ranger. He stayed 22 years as a Yellowstone District Ranger and retired in the fall os 2002.

John and Lois currently live in the Madison Valley in Montana. He continues to volunteer as a “backcountry ranger” for the nearby National Forests. He has always had a strong interest in history and continues to indulge in learning about Yellowstone National Park’s colorful history.

John often joins us on our Hoodoo basin trip and Mirrr Plateau trip.