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by billandkaren
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: Trip May 20-23
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Trip May 20-23

Dorothy, The hike up to Trout Lake is short, I'd say less than 1/2 mile, but it is somewhat steep. It was the first hike I took Karen on during her first trip to Yellowstone and she absolutely fell in love with the place. Especially if the wind is calm, the view of the mountains reflecting in the la...
by billandkaren
Fri May 25, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: Trip May 20-23
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Trip May 20-23

We were able to take a quick trip with our son and his girlfriend. Saw a few bears and the Wapiti female nursing a black pup through a scope at the den. Golden eagle on the nest at Slough. Moose and cinnamon bear at Pebble Creek. But the highlight of the trip was our hike up to Trout and Buck lakes....
by billandkaren
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Bighorn Pass or Fawn Pass?
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Bighorn Pass or Fawn Pass?

I have only gone about three or four miles in on each trail, but they each have similar terrain and views. I think you will be happy with either trail.

Bill
by billandkaren
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Q? About May Visit
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Q? About May Visit

We were just there last weekend (April 20, 21) and the snow is melting pretty good in the northern Sections of the park. Lamar Valley still has snow but around Slough Creek and Mammoth it is pretty much gone. We were able to hike the road to Slough Creek Campground without much snow. The road to Tow...
by billandkaren
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Lamar River or Black Canyon ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Re: Lamar River or Black Canyon ?

Sorry, I have not done either of the itineraries you are talking about, but just from the locations, it appears that the Black Canyon route would be the safer bet as far as snow cover. Of course, anything can happen in Yellowstone at that time of year. Carry bear spray!
by billandkaren
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Suggestions on hikes or road trips for Aug. 2018 visit?
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: Suggestions on hikes or road trips for Aug. 2018 visit?

Your road trip will have spectacular scenery, but it is quite ambitious for a single day, especially if you leave from West Yellowstone. I'm probably in the minority, but if I had to pick one, I'd take Chief Joseph Hwy over Beartooth. I've driven many times before sunrise without issue. Just be atte...
by billandkaren
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Alternate routes in
Replies: 13
Views: 1813

Re: Alternate routes in

Flagg Ranch Road is very rough. I would not attempt it unless you have a strong 4-wheel drive.

Bill
by billandkaren
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Proposed Tri State Trophy Grizzly Bear Hunts
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

Re: Proposed Tri State Trophy Grizzly Bear Hunts

Like you, I think this will have devastating effects on the grizzly population. It will take a few years, but I think we will be back to where we were in the 70's and start the cycle all over again.

Bill
by billandkaren
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Hunting Park Grizzlies
Replies: 3
Views: 2897

Re: Hunting Park Grizzlies

"I'm not trying to be preachy or a posterior orifice either but the issues of boars vs. sows with cubs and the hysteria over delisting aside why is a Bear or Wolf on Nationnal Forest Lands close to the parks more entitled to refuge than bears on the same National Forest but further from Park bounda...
by billandkaren
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Hunting Park Grizzlies
Replies: 3
Views: 2897

Hunting Park Grizzlies

Does anyone know the latest info on allowing grizzlies to be hunted outside the parks? I was just in the Tetons mid-October and had the privilege of watching 399 and her two cubs just being bears for nearly an hour. They were at a location near the park/national forest border boundary and it got me ...