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Aug 17, 2019 - America's FIRST N. P.

Setting a Global Example There are 5 entrances to and 11 Visitor Centers/Museums/Contact Centers in Yellowstone National Park. From any of the 5 entrances a visitor can reach the Grand Loop Road. Driving 142 paved miles of the "figure 8" Grand Loop Road allows park visitors to stop at most of the park's main features and experience a tiny subset of the habitats within the park. It was designed by Captain Chittenden, built in 1915 by the US Army Corps of Engineers and paved in the 1940s. At an average of 7700' of elevation, the Grand Loop...

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Aug 13, 2019 - SUV Roadtrip To Yellow Stone

As an avid traveler I have had the opportunity to travel to many national parks. This week I took advantage to drive up to on of my favorites, Yellow Stone National Park in Wyoming. I took my SUV up there for the weekend. I have to say it was a great trip. Roadtripping in my SUV was actually an unexpected joy. The car itself was incredibly comfortable and allowed me to enjoy the views. I was even surprised with it off road driving abilities allowing me to get off the path and explore a little. It was also great gas wise. An average SUV can...

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Jul 14, 2019 - Yellowstone North Entrance

We spent the whole day in Yellowstone National Park. We wanted to explore it from the North Entrance this time. Our goal was to drive to Lamar Valley and see as much wildlife as possible with tons of beautiful scenery along the way. We were not disappointed, we saw herds of buffalo crossing the roads with literally hundreds of babies. we have never seen so many buffalo babies at one time. We also saw two baby bear cubs, what a treat. Tons of elk and antelope and much more. It was an awesome day for wildlife as well as beautiful mountains...

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Jun 24, 2019 - Yellowstone, Wyoming

We got a nice early start into the park, sun is shining, cool and beautiful. What’s interesting is that I don’t remember seeing so many like small lakes in the park as well as the Meadows, have a lot of water in them. We left Bailey behind today so I could do some of the walking on the boardwalks. The parking lots are very large, often with overflow parking, the park is loaded with people, cars and lots of tour buses. So many Chinese touring on their own as well as in buses. For those who have never been here, the Park roads are like a big...

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Summer 2019

Jun 23, 2019 - Yellowstone

Sent out some computer things this morning and then we left for the first of three days touring the park. It was on the cool side and we saw a cute little bison in a parking lot! That was the highlight of my day! Didn’t see any bears or elk or deer. Boo-hoo. Allan took a few of the walks down into and up around the geyser areas while I walked the dog closer to the parking lot. No dogs on the boardwalks. He took lots of pictures...just add them to our 6 previous visits here!! Tomorrow we leave a little earlier and will cover another section...

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Summer 2019

Jun 22, 2019 - Yellowstone

Another beautiful bright clear crisp morning but in full sun it was delightful. we drove as far as Rexburg, Idaho, Where Allan had made arrangements yesterday, to get the rig oil changed. He now carries his own filters. Their bay was a tad too low for the rig so they released Air from the front tires and he was able to pull forward adequately, they did the work, and he backed out. It all went very slick! While he was doing that, I made a Walmart run. First large market we’ve seen for quite a while. This is Not a real small town at all!...

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Summer 2019

Jun 3, 2019 - Tetons & Yellowstone N.P.

We had another one of those “WOWSER” days in the park, this time we visited both the Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. We went from Jackson Hole to the Moran Entrance to the Tetons and then into the South Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. It is going to take a lot of visits to see everything we want to see in both parks. What a beautiful place to camp. There is so much beauty to see in this incredible area. We were blessed with lots of wildlife, we saw herds of bison all over the place and tons of elk. My favorite picture of the...

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May 11, 2019 - Yellowstone National Park

Saturday, our last day of class, again started with a 5:00am alarm and departure from the hotel an hour later. Our quest for the day started with a short detour up toward Tower Falls to look for more black bears – we saw 2 – and also a stop to scan the far canyon wall for peregrine falcons that have nested there annually for the last couple years. We were able to spot the nest and hear the birds across the river, but we didn’t see any of them...I guess they were out looking for a busload of tourists. We intended to turn back into Slough...

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May 10, 2019 - Yellowstone National Park

The busload headed east again promptly at 6:00 toward Lamar on the coldest morning so far – about 25° at departure time – where we found 4-5 wolves dining on the carcass with a new grizzly nervously circling the area waiting to get his chance to eat. The carcass was probably a bit over a mile from our view spot but with spotting scopes and binoculars it was easy to watch the reality of what happens in nature. In this world, the dark reality of what is seen on an almost daily basis in Lamar Valley is that wolves and bears kill elk and bison...

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May 9, 2019 - Yellowstone National Park

We survived the class. Uninjured, a whole lot smarter and very impressed after our 3 day learning adventure. We got our act together and locked down the house and headed south on Highway 89 to Gardiner, Montana. Gardiner is situated just outside the north entrance to Yellowstone and only a short 10 or so minute drive to Mammoth Hot Springs, our home base for 4 nights. We grabbed a quick and moderately tasty lunch at the Iron Horse Bar & Grill in town then decided to see if our luxuriously appointed “Frontier” cabin at Mammoth was ready...

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Sep 10, 2018 - My BIG Yellowstone Adventure

Yesterday, I went west to see Teton and Yellowstone, thinking I would drive back and forth two days. It takes an hour to get to the Teton entrance and another hour to get to the South Entrance of Yellowstone. I stopped at a couple of places on the way to read about another pass taken on the pioneers' way west and a viewpoint where one could see the Tetons on a clear day. The haze from the fires in California was over the mountains and I could hardly see them when I got to the Park! I did see white pelicans on Jackson Lake in the distance...

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Sep 1, 2018 - Yellowstone National Park

We’re spending 5 nights at Yellowstone. We visited Old Faithful and viewed it erupting from the observation point. Also saw some other geysers erupting in the same area. We hiked to Fairy Falls and on the way viewed Grand Prismatic hot springs. It was very colorful. We also hiked up a trail called Elephant Back which had an awesome view of the Yellowstone Lake. We kayaked on Yellowstone Lake. Also biked over to the Natural Bridge. We drove around much of the various areas of Yellowstone and saw lots of wildlife along the way including a...

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