Category Archives: Yellowstone

Beware the Steaming Bear

It’s not unusual to come upon plumes of steam coming from the ground when you’re hiking in Yellowstone.    You just walk around the vent, and keep on your way. Sometimes though, the steam in front of you is not … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Skies

The changing season brings out the best in Yellowstone.    The critters tend toward the frantic: the bull elk are madly trying to keep their harems in line, chasing after each other during the day and bugling all night long, … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Cuteness of Being

Sure, bears can be cute.   That Yogi, he’s pretty dapper.   But bear cubs? Now that’s some unbearable cuteness.* (* thanks, Linda!) And everyone in Yellowstone thinks so, too.  A mama bear with a cub is sure to bring out the crowds. … Continue reading

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The Wolf

We’re idling in a line of cars on the road to Norris Hot Springs in Yellowstone.  Five cars ahead I see a white van stopped in the middle of the road. A car is stopped in the other lane as … Continue reading

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Hidden Yellowstone: What Else Have I Been Missing?

Waaaaay off in the distance – at least a mile away – we could see a brown dot moving around a meadow.     There was no one around with a good scope, so we had to depend on our binoculars to … Continue reading

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Slough Creek Sonata: The Yellowstone Wolves’ Choir

Slough Creek, Yellowstone National Park, January 17, 2014 We’re standing on a ridge overlooking the valley, scoping the hillsides and hoping to see a wolf.    The day is sunny and calm, and not too cold, so we’re just pleased to be … Continue reading

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Silence and Solitude Once Again: December in Yellowstone

Mammoth Campground, Yellowstone National Park.  December, 2013.  Once again we’re all alone for two cold nights in Mammoth Campground.   Yellowstone in winter – especially before the Mammoth Hotel is open – can be harsh and cold, but there’s a stark beauty that’s worth a … Continue reading

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