Thursday 5/23 and 24. Day 1 & 2

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Thursday 5/23 and 24. Day 1 & 2

Post by Nordwil » Mon May 27, 2019 6:28 pm

I didn’t post much of a trip report last year so I’m going to give this a shot. This is actually our fifth day, but our first with wireless service. I’ll be dictating this into the phone and probably won’t correct the auto correct Unless absolutely ridiculous!
Day one was a total blowout. Delays in Providence Thursday morning, missed connections in Chicago, later flight twice delayed and finally canceled. Move right in to day two.
Friday 5/24. The day was off to a worry some start with another short delay in Chicago we were into Bozeman by 2 PM and on the road by 230. Drove through big sky and into West Yellowstone at 3:45, picked up groceries and made it into the park by four. Bison and red dogs in Madison, coyote at Noris on the way to Canyon. Mostly bison through Hayden Valley. Stopped at LeHardy Rapids for harlequin ducks and dippers. We were about to climb into the car when my wife first heard and then spotted a bald eagle soaring overhead. Tough to shoot through the trees, but an awesome site.Drove to Lake Butte Overlook, on the way back four and a half year-old grizzly no longer cub Snow was on the Ridge and working her way down the hill you’re such babe. OK, that was supposed to read near sandwich baggie. OK I’ll guess I’ll have to type this one in “near Sedge Bay”. Checked into Sandpiper then headed out to check for a great grey owl But no luck. We had a very good dinner at the lake at 8 PM. Then went back to the room to crash.



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Re: Thursday 5/23 and 24. Day 1 & 2

Post by Kat » Wed May 29, 2019 4:54 pm

Thanks for your trip report. I certainly am glad you had some good viewing on your first real days in the park and were able to catch Snow as an adult. May you continue to have fine sightings on the rest of your trip and a good flight home at the end!

I was concerned about your flight woes coming from Providence since we are also flying from Providence to Chicago to Bozeman In two weeks. Flying is always a bit of a gamble though, and passengers suffer whenever weather or mechanical problems occur.

I’ll look forward to reading the rest of your reports and seeing your photographs!



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Re: Thursday 5/23 and 24. Day 1 & 2

Post by Nordwil » Wed May 29, 2019 6:16 pm

Thanks Kat! It’s our last night now and we’re spending it here at Chico Hot Springs in Pray Montana fantastic place. It was an amazing trip the sightings were incredible! Hopefully in the next couple of days i’ll be able to post the rest of the reports. I was being pretty good at taking notes each night, but neglected to write anything yesterday at Mammoth. Hopefully between the cameras and our memories we’ll get something put together!



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Re: Thursday 5/23 and 24. Day 1 & 2

Post by Nordwil » Wed May 29, 2019 9:06 pm

Thanks Kat! It’s our last night now and we’re spending it here at Chico Hot Springs in Pray Montana fantastic place. It was an amazing trip the sightings were incredible! Hopefully in the next couple of days i’ll be able to post the rest of the reports. I was being pretty good at taking notes each night, but neglected to write anything yesterday at Mammoth. Hopefully between the cameras and our memories we’ll get something put together!
By the way, We’ve made connections in Chicago 6×. Four times to Salt Lake and twice to Bozeman and this was the first time we ever had An issue. There’s only an hour between flights on the way home tomorrow, fingers crossed!



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