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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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Jul 2, 2018 - Yellowstone

Our plan for Yellowstone was to drive through the park,stopping and the major attraction and spend the night outside the North Entrance at Gardiner. The first thing we noticed was that there were A LOT of people in the Park. More than I have ever seen. All the turn outs were packed with cars and there was no place to park an RV. We did find a place at Old Faithful and were able to see the eruption and have lunch and check out the visitors center. But then as we headed north and were hoping to see the paint pots and hot springs, we noticed...

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Apr 17, 2018 - More Yellowstone

We drove the one road that is open today and saw bison everywhere. And they are quite sure they own the place and go precisely where they want to, ignoring cars, RVs, trucks, or anything else that might dare to try to use their road. I noticed at one point there were about a dozen headed down the road ahead of us in the same direction we were going but on the opposite lane. As we slowly approached them, one of the bulls sauntered out into our lane and just stood there until the rest of his harem moseyed on off the roadway into the grass....

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Apr 16, 2018 - Yellowstone National Park

After reading the weather projections for Yellowstone, we were afraid we would find ankle-deep snow, but instead the sun was shining and the temperature in the low 60’s. It was lovely. However, we are still very early in the season for this park and only the roads across the north part are open, so we will only stay two nights. We’re set up in Mamouth Campground (only one open in the park so far) and will drive all the open roads and see what we can see tomorrow and head out the next day. We will have to go back up to Highway 90 and go west...

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