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by yellvet
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: June 13 - July 12th
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

Re: June 13 - July 12th

Max, you may want to re-read my post. I did not say that the declining cutthroat population was the only reason for the lack of my wildlife and bird sightings on my recent Park trip. But, IMO, it was a contributing factor. This year, I think that the high water level, probably contributed more than ...
by yellvet
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Lost cutthroat affecting so many other animals
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Re: Lost cutthroat affecting so many other animals

Linda, thanks for posting the link to the article. It's an important article that everyone should read, especially, for folks who love to watch/photograph Yellowstone birds. I even included the link to the article in my recent trip report because I saw so few ducks and birds this year on my recent t...
by yellvet
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Yellowstone News
Topic: Senior Park Pass cost is increasing
Replies: 5
Views: 29775

Re: Senior Park Pass cost is increasing

MGB, thought I'd provide a little background for those who aren't familiar with the bear box project originated by the Yellowstone Foundation. Since a good sturdy bear box is expensive, the Foundation partnered with the state of MT so Yellowstone advocates from MT could buy custom Yellowstone licen...
by yellvet
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: June 13 - July 12th
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

Re: June 13 - July 12th

For more info related to my trip observations and concerns about the harmful effects of high water, and the link to the declining native cutthroat trout population and the lack of birds, ducks and birds of prey spotted in Yellowstone in June and July, please read this recent July article published b...
by yellvet
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: June 13 - July 12th
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

June 13 - July 12th

Sad to say that this was one of the most disappointing and, probably, the most disturbing Yellowstone trip that I have ever had. Only saw one grizzly sub-adult, a few black bears and a black sow with 2 cubs... all in the Tower/Slough Creek areas. Checked out Floating Island and Phantom Lakes and the...
by yellvet
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Favorite quiet spot in Yellowstone
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Re: Favorite quiet spot in Yellowstone

In early June I always make it a point to stop and park at a pullout that's just west of Elk Park. It's right along the Gibbon. I call it my Secret Place. Lots of hungry trout at that location if you enjoy early June fly fishing. The fish aren't huge but they're plentiful and feisty. I also enjoy lo...
by yellvet
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: Max's Full Spring 2018 Trip Report (May 25 - June 7)
Replies: 15
Views: 3035

Re: Max's Spring 2018 Trip Report: Prologue to Day 9 (May 25 - June 5)

Thanks for the report, Max. Sounds like you did pretty well considering the water has been so high. Still is, on the north slope of the Beartooths. But the River should be cresting any day now. Got lots of sunshine in the forecast for next week so I hope you'll do well spotting the critters.
by yellvet
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: May 22, 2018 PIX ADDED -- BELOW
Replies: 14
Views: 2333

Re: May 22, 2018 PIX ADDED -- BELOW

Wonderful shots, Linda!! Not only were you in the right place at the right time, but your timing, when you pressed the shutter button, was absolutely perfect!!! Time for you to take a bow....hope you can hear the applause. You really nailed your bear shots! Congratulations!! :D
by yellvet
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Photography
Topic: Gear Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Re: Gear Question

Rick, I think you're timing your visit just right. Most of the rivers on both sides of the mountains are flowing pretty fast right now because of the late spring runoff. And most animals aren't too crazy about having to swim across high water, especially, if they have little ones tagging along. The ...
by yellvet
Mon May 28, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Yellowstone Photography
Topic: Belted Kingfisher-Female
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: Belted Kingfisher-Female

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. Right now, the Stillwater River is really raging and I've seen quite a few critters heading over to our yard for safety: geese, deer, birds, wild turkeys and bunnies and even a big Painted Turtle. I'll see if I can post a few pix later today or tomorrow. I've nev...