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by BobTN
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Re: New member intro

Tom, bear spray comes with neo sleeve and loop. I simply hook the sleeve to chest strap on backpack. Works perfect, in split second can draw it on ready. I heard Costco in Bozeman had 2 pack for $39.00, about half price than in Park or elsewhere. Please don't get too spooked by YST bear possibilitie...
by BobTN
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: New member intro
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

Re: New member intro

Hi Tom welcome to Forums and hope you have a great Aug visit. I too am a solo YST hiker for 15 yrs. Great advice by fellow posters. I restrict my visits to spring and late fall, so can't comment much about Aug. But Solo hiking comments, whether you go in 1 mile or 10 miles all equally apply. Bear sp...
by BobTN
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Bacon Rind fire affect
Replies: 0
Views: 318

Bacon Rind fire affect

Hiking NW Gallatin trails are some of my favorites, Black Butte, Fawn Pass, Specimen Crk etc. I will be in third week May. I passed by when Bacon Rind was still smoldering. I suspect lot wildlife driven out of Lee Metcalf and perhaps relocate across 191 into areas as fire did not cross hwy 191. For ...
by BobTN
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Yellowstone News
Topic: Breaking News.... NO GRIZZLY HUNT! Grizzly Bears Protected again....
Replies: 6
Views: 4992

Re: Breaking News.... NO GRIZZLY HUNT! Grizzly Bears Protected again....

I'll just be straight up with my strong viewpoint , without political influence or bias either side. How 700 to 750 of "anything" much less once near eradicated grizzly, could be declared as "Recovered." Then introduce state self described "Trophy Grizzly Hunting" .....twice yearly for a rug......ma...
by BobTN
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Got my ticket for May
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Re: Got my ticket for May

Hi Ric,. I'll be in toward end of your May trip. will have my the old orange YNet mag on car. Would be nice to meet you or other Ynets if paths cross.

Hope y'all have great trip.
by BobTN
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Hiking (June) with good wildlife sighting opportunities
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Hiking (June) with good wildlife sighting opportunities

I'm an avid solo day hiker and also some 10_12 mile backcountry hikes on and off trails. Around 25 trails except SW quad. Would not leave ANY TH w/o bear spray in quick draw position. I Will be in and around Yst mid/late May, my favorite productive time for bears. Mid June shouldn't be too much of p...
by BobTN
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Visiting in May
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Re: Visiting in May

Probably not. They will close the roads if it snows very much. I agree with Steve. My 15 years visits , used standard car rental no problems. May is most often when I visit for hiking and bear photography. Travel great deal with very few road concerns. If snow should become issue, I stay away from ...
by BobTN
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Visiting in May
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Re: Visiting in May

Spike, welcome and safe travels. As you have only 3days and wildlife viewing is your focus, several areas will be best opportunity. For bison best area is Lamar Valley. Also, though maybe a tad early is Madison River on west entrance road. Look for newborn calves in herd. Hayden valley also good. Ch...
by BobTN
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Autumn Visit
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: Autumn Visit

Glad you are back! I was in YNP early past October , took a day to Tetons and hiked Two Ocean trail. Rare beautiful sunny day 68+ dgr, windy day. Aspen's were still ablaze! Elk bugling and in forest a fox hearing squirrel chatter next to us, trotted 20 ft .Then....... oops 🦊! Didn't spot bears, but ...