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by billandkaren
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Non Yellowstone Discussions
Topic: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Re: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone

Thanks, Yellvet, for your response. It helps me to know that my reaction was not way off. I have read accounts of the bear attacks you referred to and have a healthy respect for the bears. We always carry bear spray and try to follow proper protocol when we are hiking in bear country. I wondered if ...
by billandkaren
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Late August-early Sept. trip -- things to know?
Replies: 9
Views: 1930

Re: Late August-early Sept. trip -- things to know?

I was there Labor Day weekend last year and we were treated to a grizzly bear confrontation in Hayden over a carcass. We also saw several black bears up along Dunraven. One scrambled up a pine tree to eat the pine cones. The bison rut was pretty much done. The park was crowded but not as bad as in l...
by billandkaren
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Re: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone

You probably got a summer intern that really did not want to be there, much less help. That sounds like a possibility. And maybe I shouldn't have worried about it. I think the rangers in Yellowstone and Teton are a bit over-the-top sometimes. I just wondered if the rangers in Glacier were less conc...
by billandkaren
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone

We just returned a couple of weeks ago from our 25th anniversary trip to Glacier (MT), Banff, and Jasper. We had never been to any of these parks and it truly was a trip of a lifetime. We had our first ever meeting of bears on a trail in Glacier, and a subsequent conversation with a park ranger left...
by billandkaren
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Non Yellowstone Discussions
Topic: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone

We just returned a couple of weeks ago from our 25th anniversary trip to Glacier (MT), Banff, and Jasper. We had never been to any of these parks and it truly was a trip of a lifetime. We had our first ever meeting of bears on a trail in Glacier, and a subsequent conversation with a park ranger left...
by billandkaren
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Yellowstone News
Topic: Wyoming Grizzly Hunt - Latest News July 18, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 776

Re: Wyoming Grizzly Hunt - Latest News July 18, 2018

Great idea. Thanks for posting the article. I just gave a donation to help those who might actually win a license. It's easy to do. Other readers are welcome to join me.

Bill
by billandkaren
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: Trip May 20-23
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

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: 1226

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: 980

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: 1663

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...