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by Max
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Slough Creek or Pebble Creek Trails
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: Slough Creek or Pebble Creek Trails

I figured I would jump in. I have never hiked Slough Creek but have hiked Pebble Creek twice. I really like Pebble Creek and have always thought it would be a great place to backpack. The two times I have done Pebble Creek I saw two other people. The thing with Pebble Creek if you are doing the who...
by Max
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Non Yellowstone Discussions
Topic: Recent PNW Bird Photos
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Recent PNW Bird Photos

I led a couple of local tours last week. The first day was centered around Stanwood and the Skagit Valley here in western Washington. The second day we went up to Boundary Bay and Reifel Bird Sanctuary in BC, and then popped back down to Skagit Valley again. Day Two was marred by rain most of the da...
by Max
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Non Yellowstone Discussions
Topic: Death Valley and Valley of Fire
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Death Valley and Valley of Fire

Lovely colors in some of those spots, and it's always cool seeing pictures of the traveling rocks. Thanks for sharing, John.

Max
by Max
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Slough Creek or Pebble Creek Trails
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: Slough Creek or Pebble Creek Trails

I've also only hiked Slough, but I found most of the trail pretty monotonous. After you get through the wooded section in the first mile or so, it opens up into meadows surrounding the creek... and just continues like that. It did a good eight miles out, and the scenery barely changed. The trail you...
by Max
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Your thoughts on Campsites near Lamar Valley
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: Your thoughts on Campsites near Lamar Valley

Canyon's a perfect central location so if that's your fallback you're in good shape. You'll undoubtedly want to explore sites to the south (Hayden, Lake), so there's nothing wrong with being based there at that time of year.

Max
by Max
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: photography tour in June (5.-18.)
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: photography tour in June (5.-18.)

Brad summed it up pretty well. You're not going to see nearly as much if you concentrate mainly on hiking, but you may luck into some species that may not otherwise be found from the road. As mentioned, Trout Lake (otters) and the meadows around Canyon (Great gray owls) are two possibilities, though...
by Max
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: July Visit -- Planning Help
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: July Visit -- Planning Help

For the longer backcountry hike you may want to check the Trip Reports forum. There are a few hike-centric reports in there... it may even be a good idea to PM the authors directly for suggestions in case they don't see your post here. Scatman is one person with a lot of backcountry experience who c...
by Max
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Autumn Visit
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: Autumn Visit

Sharon, the timing for the colors varies. Traditionally, the end of September/start of October was peak, but in recent years it's been all over the place. I believe a few years ago, the colors peaked 2 weeks early, then 1 week early... and then the third year they peaked a few days late. This year o...
by Max
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Non Yellowstone Discussions
Topic: Your Best Non-Yellowstone Shots of 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: Your Best Non-Yellowstone Shots of 2018

Here some of the non-Yellowstone shots that made my Best Of 2018 list : My family in Ireland. http://www.maxwaugh.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/0518tasman130.jpg Channel-billed toucan and the moon in the Brazilian Amazon http://www.maxwaugh.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/toucanchannelbilled0718braz...
by Max
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Photography
Topic: Your Best of 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1787

Re: Your Best of 2018

Here are my Yellowstone shots that made my Best Of 2018 list : http://www.maxwaugh.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/magpieblackbilled0118ys12.jpg http://www.maxwaugh.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/beargrizzly0618ys46.jpg http://www.maxwaugh.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/elk0918ys77.jpg You can see th...