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Aug 25, 2020 - Yellowstone pt. 2

Day two in Yellowstone was less eventful than day one. We started out our day going straight to Old Faithful. It erupts every 98 minutes, plus or minus 10. We got there and waited about 30 minutes before it erupted, so we were pretty lucky. It was very crowded, as you can see in the pics, and immediately after it erupted people FLOODED out of the parking lot. It was nuts. I had been waiting to go to the bathroom so I wouldn't miss the eruption, and the lines for the restrooms were very long. But the eruption was really cool, and the crowd...

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Pretty Damn Nice Jr

Aug 24, 2020 - Yellowstone Pt. 1

Yellowstone has been truly beautiful. It is the world's first National Park, and is the most visited in the U.S. It's got mountains, clear rivers, thermal vents and geysers, it even has a hotel and restaurant INSIDE the park itself. Even though it has that, though, 98% of the park is wild and left undisturbed by humans. - Zac and I slept in at our campsite from the night prior and then made the 30-or-so minute drive to the park. We went in at the north entrance, which is apparently historic since it was the original entrance. We didn't pass...

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Pretty Damn Nice Jr

Aug 22, 2020 - Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park

We got up in the morning in Lake Tahoe and headed northeast to Wyoming. The smoke in the area from the California forest fires is terrible. Visibility is about 1/4 mile. We drove all day and found a little RV Park in the middle of the desert. It was a little oasis with huge trees, a stream and a small pond. This little oasis is fed by artesian wells from the mountain that bubble up in this little 3 acre location. It makes you wonder about all the history that must have happened here over the past 1000 years or so. The park was completely in...

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Jan 27, 2020 - Yellowstone National Park

Doug had a ski trip to Big Sky, Montana and I went with him to play. Yellowstone National Park is about one hour away from Big Sky, so he took a day off and we visited the park. It's very different in the winter from the summer as you will see in the photographs. On another day, I went to visit the Grizzly Bear and Wolf Wildlife Center in the town of West Yellowstone. Most Grizzlies in the wild are hibernating this time of year, but the Wildlife Center has rescue bears who do not hibernate, so I got quite close to both bears and wolves....

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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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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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