Category Archives: Yellowstone

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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#yellowstonebeforetheshutdown

#really??!!!?? #getagrip #areyoukiddingme? OK.  Just had to vent a little.  Believe me, my lone Republican Congressman is hearing  from me.  Every day.  And no, I’m not just mad because I can’t go to the national parks. But I’ll spare you the … Continue reading

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Yellowstone: The Usual Suspects and a Surprise or Two

This fellow is one of the usual suspects: his name is Scarface, and I’ve seen him before in Yellowstone. He’s over twenty years old, with a mangled right ear, and..yes..a scarred face from too many run-ins with other grizzlies. I’ve … Continue reading

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Winter in Yellowstone Part II: Make Sure to Look Behind You

There are two reasons to stay alert and remember to check your blind side when you’re out and about in Yellowstone: 1) there could be something alarming behind you, and 2) you might be missing something pretty nifty going on if … Continue reading

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Winter in Yellowstone: Hanging with the Coyotes

The end of the day on the Blacktail Plateau in Yellowstone, February 8, 2013. A lone coyote makes his way across a hillside in the late afternoon sun. He’s looking at his shadow, trying to figure out how it is … Continue reading

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Snow and Solitude: A Yellowstone Solstice

Mammoth Campground, Yellowstone National Park,  December 21, 2012, 4:43 p.m.  The shortest day of the year has just ended, and the long night is beginning. We are the only campers in Mammoth Campground on this calm and silent winter solstice.    … Continue reading

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Looking Back: The Best Outdoor Moments from 2012

You know those perfect moments when it feels like time is standing still?  When you are totally immersed in your surroundings and nothing exists but the sounds and smells and sights of the “right now”?    For me, capturing that moment … Continue reading

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