- Make a (long) list of all the things you can do.
- Strategize on how to check off all the items in the limited time that you have on vacation.
- Make the vacation competitive, E.g. assign points for different kinds of wildlife spotted. The closer you get to the wildlife, the higher the number of points you get.
Assume that wildlife spottings are a random walk. Whenever someone reports seeing a moose at location X, immediately go to location X to see if it is still there. If possible return to the location daily to see if said wildlife is there.
I guess this is what it means to “Work hard, play hard”. Pretty much sums up our time at GTNP and YNP.