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by Mike
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: Brief Park Update
Replies: 9
Views: 1209

Re: Brief Park Update

Monday was a beautiful day with clear skies and temps 60 degrees, not much in the way of wildlife,Lamar Valley still empty on the river bottom as grazers sticking to the hillsides and Little America.Lots of elk moving in from Paradise Valley and more deer than I think I have ever seen in the park.To...
by Mike
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Yellowstone Trip Reports
Topic: Brief Park Update
Replies: 9
Views: 1209

Brief Park Update

Hello from Gardiner, been in the park since Friday,weather is typical spring mix,snow cover from Swan Lake south is still one foot deep,, northern range clearing fast but most trails still too snow covered or too muddy.Black bears seen around picnic area, grizzly bears around Slough Creek and Little...
by Mike
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: What is the weather like at the moment in the park
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: What is the weather like at the moment in the park

Last two days have been clear and temps in the high 50s but the rain started this morning and I expect the snow to start later today. The snow on the ground on the west side is about one foot deep and covering all of the ground. out to the Lamar the melt is taking off and the river is rising higher ...
by Mike
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Mammoth CG and RVs
Replies: 10
Views: 1611

Re: Mammoth CG and RVs

Mammoth campground first loop is open all year,second loop usually opens May 1St
by Mike
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Yellowstone News
Topic: New Thermal Area
Replies: 1
Views: 1261

New Thermal Area

A new thermal area has been discovered in the Sour Creek area near the existing Tern Lake thermal area.This was mostly discovered by thermal imaging and satellite photos.Quite amazing how quickly a large are of trees were taken out. https://www.iflscience.com/environment/entirely-new-thermal-areas-d...
by Mike
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Lamar River Crossing
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Lamar River Crossing

Thanks Steve,I thought I had read a hiking guide that said the crossing was not doable till later in the year,but I wasn't sure. I am trying to find a nice short hike to get out away from the road and give a good perspective of a open area,does anyone have a hike that fits that ? I will be in the pa...
by Mike
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Lamar River Crossing
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Lamar River Crossing

Getting very close to being in the park and plan on hiking out in the are near Chalcedony Cr and the Lamar River.Is there a bridge that crosses the Lamar River and that goes up to Specimen Ridge trail ? I know there is going to be very high water at the time I am in the park and I will not risk any ...
by Mike
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Non Yellowstone Discussions
Topic: Wolves on Elk Refuge web cam?
Replies: 15
Views: 1625

Re: Wolves on Elk Refuge web cam?

3 Canines out near the barns at 9:36 PDT look bigger than coyotes but can not tell if they are wolves or coyotes,elk remaining pretty calm for having dogs running around them so I am inclined to think that they are coyotes
by Mike
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Yellowstone Insider
Topic: Hi and some questions about Yellowstone
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: Hi and some questions about Yellowstone

Hello Qushi and welcome to the forums and to Yellowstone. I myself have been camping for over 50 years so I'll try to give you my best advice on each item.The better it goes the more enjoyment you will have on your trip and will leave you want to go more and more. Tents:This is going to be your bigg...
by Mike
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Non Yellowstone Discussions
Topic: Wolves on Elk Refuge web cam?
Replies: 15
Views: 1625

Re: Wolves on Elk Refuge web cam?

So when the camera is pointed at the barns there is a carcass about 2/3 of the way out to the grey barn,it is a coyote feeding on it and some eagles.The coyote will feed until a sleigh comes by,it runs off till the coast is clear and then returns to it.