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by billandkaren
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Park Rangers attitudes towards bears in Glacier/Yellowstone
Replies: 2
Views: 755

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: 835

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: 545

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: 938

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: 938

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: 758

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: 1319

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: 1411

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: 1816

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: 2942

Re: Alternate routes in

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

Bill