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by Mike W.
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: So, what's the park like this year?
Replies: 8
Views: 1316

Re: So, what's the park like this year?

Ah yes, the bus people. :evil: I know the argument is buses keep cars off the road and relieve congestion, but they don't, not those at least. Most of those people wouldn't be there in the park except on the bus as part of a tour. They overwhelm locations when they pull in, they often are very rude ...
by Mike W.
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: July 11-15
Replies: 1
Views: 435

July 11-15

Every trip is different, as it should be. Busy, but not as busy this year as our last visit 3 years ago. Thankfully. Mammoth was dry again as it's been in our trips since '04. Really we just spent a few minutes there, it wasn't worth bothering with IMO. Not as many animals out in the Lamar Valley, b...
by Mike W.
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: So, what's the park like this year?
Replies: 8
Views: 1316

Re: So, what's the park like this year?

I know geothermal conditions aren't always a reflection of the prior winter, but sounds like it's cause for optimism! And the larger animals, I've seen some bears, but the one wolf I thought I saw apparently was only a coyote. :( So that sounds like a plus. Regardless I'm looking forward to our visi...
by Mike W.
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: So, what's the park like this year?
Replies: 8
Views: 1316

So, what's the park like this year?

This will be about trip #6, +/- so while not an expert, I've got the basics down. But it's a little different every time. Sometimes Mammoth is nice and wet and juicy, just stunning, other times it's almost chalky dry. Last trip in '15 the whole park was just crazy busy on our arrival on a Thursday a...
by Mike W.
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Mt Washburn or Avalanche?
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Mt Washburn or Avalanche?

Since I'll be there in mid July it might, though not in a big way. Just what I plan for a day.
by Mike W.
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Current thinking on Bear Spray?
Replies: 7
Views: 1305

Re: Current thinking on Bear Spray?

Hmmm, interesting. Like I said I suspected it might be a gray area sort of thing especially since at least one place that was selling it was in California but wouldn't ship here. I knew Yosemite had banned it, but I wasn't aware of Kings Canyon/Sequoia, where I have seen lots of bears. I believe the...
by Mike W.
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Mt Washburn or Avalanche?
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Mt Washburn or Avalanche?

I'm not a hardcore hiker let alone a backpacker, although I did do rim to river and back in a day at the GC a few years ago. But what is the better hike, mostly visually, between Mt Washburn and Avalanche Peak? They seem similar in terms of length, vertical rise and peak elevation, but which one is ...
by Mike W.
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Current thinking on Bear Spray?
Replies: 7
Views: 1305

Re: Current thinking on Bear Spray?

Just for the record I tried to order some. It seems it's no longer allowed in the great state of California. Or at least nobody seems to be willing to ship it here, including a business located in California. I haven't figured out if it's a hard ban or a gray area nobody wants to test. Grizzlys are ...
by Mike W.
Sun May 27, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Yellowstone Photography
Topic: Big Black Bear Boar
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: Big Black Bear Boar

Really? This PC stuff is getting out of hand,, Why don't you ask him how far he was when taking the video.... The distance police would.... I would say enjoy the video....... Yeah really. I have no desire to see a bear get shot by a gun and that is what I feared by the text. I'm not sure what dista...
by Mike W.
Fri May 25, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Photography
Topic: Big Black Bear Boar
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: Big Black Bear Boar

You had me worried with the text of your post, but I'll assuage the possible fears of others and let them know you were just videoing the handsome animal while he was walking by.