Publisher's Note: I love my job. The part I love the most is the production: putting the ads, articles, and photos together. It starts with the game I call “layout Tetris” where I am moving things around to find the best fit and flow.
I also really enjoy the research and writing of the articles. I want to find those interesting facts that make people say, “I didn’t know that!” It might take some digging, but with my journalism background, this task is right up my alley. I also love picking and placing the images. They are all so amazing!
Google is great for doing research. However, the results of a search can be thwarted by those who pay Google to be at the top of that search, leaving the smaller businesses or general information further down the list and often overlooked. That is where this guidebook comes in.
I work closely with all of the entities and groups mentioned in this guidebook. They too rely on it to provide our guests with accurate and useful information.
All of the advertisers in this book help as well. We work together to make sure all that they offer is well-represented.
When I ask one of my advertisers, photographers, and incredible friends for that perfect image to help tell a story, they all deliver, every time.
So, this publication really comes from all of these folks who so kindly help to ensure the copious amount of information is accurate. I’ve been told this goes beyond just a guidebook but is valuable resource, packed to the gills with information (my proofreaders will attest to that statement!).
I know you have many choices while planning or enjoying your vacation here. We’d all like to thank you for choosing Estes Park!
All of the advertisers in this book are small businesses, often owner-operated. I hope you choose one or more of them to support while you are here.
The tour companies know so much about the area and may even tell you a few well-kept secrets.
Please tell them thank you for helping and for advertising. They will love hearing that!
I am full of gratitude for every one of the individuals, businesses, and organizations in this publication!
I am also very grateful for you, the reader. I hope you enjoy this publication as much as I enjoy putting it together.
Estes Park Knife Company