The Wyoming Stage Stop Race is a sled dog race that travels from town to town, mostly in Wyoming. The only exception is Driggs, which is in Idaho. The event is typically in late Jan / early Feb.
More Info: wyomingstagestop.org
My coworker scored a permit through the self-guided tour lottery system. We have had route sketches on the marker board in the office for several weeks hashing out possible routes and plans.
This group is pretty diverse and had different objectives on the trip. A few us are big into backcountry skiing, while others are biologists into animal tracking, photographers, etc. I think we did a pretty good job at planning activities around all our wants for the trip.
This weekend, I went up to the park with a friend from work. I think she will be deemed my good luck charm from this point forward. 🙂
For this weekend outing, I had a couple visitors. Spent less time looking for wildlife and more time hiking / driving around. I realized that I had the patience to wait around for hours waiting for a wolf sighting, but they have much more they have not seen yet.
Drove up from Jackson Thursday after work, camped in Canyon. I was interested in seeing the Wapiti pack in Hayden Valley, so I spent a lot of time there. I also enjoyed meeting up with people I met last summer and even some fellow YNeters. 🙂
I should note that even in late May, having adequate snow tires was helpful. On the way up, I was caught in a thundersnow storm where several inches of frozen precip piled up on the road quite quickly.
Had some good bear and wolf sightings this past Saturday in Hayden Valley. Camped in Madison Friday and Saturday night.
I was super excited for this trip, first one with my 7D II and Tamron 150-600 :D. Since only commercial tours are allowed in the winter, I figured I’d go all out and do a photo workshop with an area photographer. It really was a great time going in with other people learning and enjoying photography.
On Feb 18, Yellowstone announced that they are going to start plowing between West Yellowstone and Old Faithful due to poor snow conditions. This changed our plans slightly, and actually for the better.
It’s pretty frequent to come up over Teton Pass from Idaho in the morning and see Jackson covered in a layer of low clouds. Usually it’s just some fog burning off, but sometimes it’s an inversion.
I am not night photography’s biggest fan. Getting up in the middle of the night, out of my warm bed, meh. However, a lunar eclipse seemed like a good enough excuse to lose some sleep.