Back at Madison for the evening. What a difference in the weather! My car thermometer reported 60 degrees at the campsite. It was nice not bundling up so much this time.
After making camp, I’ll go park at a turnout somewhere along Madison River to eat my sandwich. There was an unidentified K-9 wandering through and bison/elk in the area. Some red dogs starting to show up in this area as well.
Continue reading Yellowstone May 6: Hayden Valley Bear and Canyon Carcasses; Snow Report
The days leading up to this weekend was very wintery. Thursday morning Teton Valley had several inches of snow on the ground. It’s pretty, but I’m sort of over it.
Continue reading Yellowstone April 29 – 30: Lamar Wildlife, Tower Bears, and Canyon Snow
We were able to secure a permit in late February this year. A group of six traveled on three sleds, two of us were on the trip last year with four new people.
Continue reading Yellowstone February 24 – 26: Interior Snowmobile Trip
Traveled from Victor to Gardiner Saturday. The temps were moderate enough to pitch a tent in Mammoth. 20s at night is about the same as Canyon Village in June.
Continue reading Yellowstone February 18 – 19: Northern Range
The weather has been so nice this late in the season, I decided to camp the last weekend the south roads were open. I wanted to hike around Lamar Valley on Saturday, so I stayed at Mammoth instead of Lewis Lake, which was also open. Last time I stayed up here was in February. I made it to a site at around 8:30.
Continue reading Yellowstone Nov 5: Lamar Valley to Canyon
Headed up from Jackson, driving through the burned areas from the Berry Fire. First campsite is in Canyon, and the sun is setting early now. By the time I made it to Mud Volcano, there was already a nice sunset.
Continue reading Yellowstone Sept 9 – 12: Dunraven Bears, Fire, and SNOW
Watching the Maple Fire from a distance, I was curious what it looked like from the roadside, since the map showed it so close. Also that bison carcass at LeHardy Rapids was getting some attention. So, I thought to use up my free Saturday on a quick day trip.
Continue reading Yellowstone Aug 27: Some Patient Rewards
My parents are in town, so it’s a rare occurrence to take the time off work and enjoy a few midweek days in the park.
Continue reading Yellowstone August 2 – 4: Hot Summer Days in Hayden Valley
Just in the park for the a day, but it was great meeting up with people I’ve gotten to know over the last couple summers and also catching up with the latest Wapiti drama. The goal for the day was to see them interacting with the Mollies, and maybe get a picture with them all together.
Continue reading Yellowstone July 16: Wapiti Drama
Arrival (July 1)
Outa work and hauled up to Bridge Bay from Jackson. I heard about the bison carcass in Hayden Valley, so I wanted to get my bearings on that exact location for the following morning. There was a grizzly on the way to the carcass when I showed up, and I got some cool sunset shots of it swimming the river. It was one of those “sitting in a jam, might as well take a picture” moments, and it turned out to be a good capture.
Continue reading Yellowstone July 2 – 4: Wildlife, hikes, and storms