Category Archives: Yellowstone

#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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Watching Wildlife in Yellowstone: the Best Places to Hang Out

Conventional Yellowstone Wisdom has it that the best way to find wildlife is to look for a gaggle of folks along the road with really good spotting scopes and long lenses on their cameras.  And it’s true; you will certainly … Continue reading

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