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by mdtrot
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Non Yellowstone Discussions
Topic: Snowy Range Scenic Byway
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Snowy Range Scenic Byway

If you ever get the chance to drive this highway in June, I'd highly recommend it. It runs between Laramie and Saratoga in southern Wyoming. There are some incredible vistas along the way. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50087528762_fb47924c8b_k.jpg DSC_0337_00001 by MDTshots , on Flickr https:/...
by mdtrot
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: NPS Campgrounds
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: NPS Campgrounds

I drove up Slough Creek road on June 27, and it looked like people were set up to camp. Maybe they were just there for the day.
by mdtrot
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: YNP-GTNP-Island Park area starting June 24!
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: YNP-GTNP-Island Park area starting June 24!

On Saturday morning, June 27, I left Gardiner and headed into the park. It was a beautiful, sunny day and there were the usual elk grazing in the lush grass at Mammoth, but I didn't take any pictures there. Between Mammoth and Tower, I saw three black bears within a few miles. The first was a pretty...
by mdtrot
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: Wolves in New Location June 28
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Wolves in New Location June 28

Fantastic report and pics! Thanks for posting.
by mdtrot
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: YNP-GTNP-Island Park area starting June 24!
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: YNP-GTNP-Island Park area starting June 24!

Late on Saturday, as the sun got lower in the sky, the elk seemed to materialize out of nowhere and were all over the area just south of Canyon. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50060441546_d46a4d3b9d_h.jpg DSC_0452_00001 by MDTshots , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50060687037_334...
by mdtrot
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Yellowstone News
Topic: NPS Press Release: Yellowstone (Partial) Reopening on May 18
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: NPS Press Release: Yellowstone (Partial) Reopening on May 18

Tower Falls campground won't be open this year or next because the road is closed. Thanks Rik. I take it when you say "the road is closed", you're referring to the road up to the campground? Kevin. I mean the entire road from Roosevelt Junction to Canyon, going through the Dunraven. Closed for two ...
by mdtrot
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: YNP-GTNP-Island Park area starting June 24!
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: YNP-GTNP-Island Park area starting June 24!

After getting back on the road with my new fuel tank, I made it to GTNP on the afternoon of June 25. My goal was to try to see 399 and her cubs somewhere along the Pilgrim Creek area. Sadly, the rangers have that road blocked, so I was not able to drive it. I did drive Pacific Creek a couple of time...
by mdtrot
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: YNP-GTNP-Island Park area starting June 24!
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: YNP-GTNP-Island Park area starting June 24!

Okay, I will post pictures later, but I did have an interesting experience today. I was approaching Lake Yellowstone on the east entrance highway and a couple miles before the lake, there were a bunch of vehicles pulled over. So, I got my camera and started walking towards whatever people were looki...
by mdtrot
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: Grizzlies at Mammoth June 18
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Grizzlies at Mammoth June 18

Well, I just checked into my hotel in Gardiner and will pass through Mammoth in the morning. So, I will keep an eye out for the grizz. I did come through Mammoth on the way to the hotel, but saw no wildlife.