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  • The White Wolf: Remembering the Canyon Alpha Female

    On April 14th I was driving through Yellowstone and happened upon one of those rare spots where AT&T Wireless customers can latch onto a cell phone signal.  Nothing was really happening along the road that morning, so I pulled over to quickly check my email.  Which is how I learned that the alpha female of Yellowstone’s Canyon Pack of wolves

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  • Yellowstone April 2017 Trip Report: Days 14 – 16 (The End)

    April 19, 2017 I’ve obviously established a pattern of missing mornings in the park.  Something I wanted to break out of soon, but it was simply a question of whether I’d be able to do it before we left for home. Still, I’m fortunate to get any time in the park, so I was happy to accept another afternoon drive

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  • Yellowstone April 2017 Trip Report: Days 11 – 13

    April 16, 2017 Well, this is no good.  I previously wrote up the report for Sunday, and it disappeared!  So, off the top of my head… We went into the park in the afternoon on Easter Sunday, and it was the most crowded Yellowstone has been since we arrived.  Trailhead parking lots that had been empty over the last ten

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  • Yellowstone April 2017 Trip Report: Days 8 – 10

    April 13, 2017 Another day off from the park, and once again it was a beautiful one.  I seem to miss spending all the pretty days inside Yellowstone, but at least we’re taking advantage of it with some walks along the largely-abandoned highway leading in and out of Silver Gate.  There are worse ways to enjoy the outdoors.  Loads of

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  • Yellowstone April 2017 Trip Report: Days 5 – 7

    April 10, 2017 We stayed in Monday morning, but managed to get ready to hit the road following lunch.  Errands were on the agenda today, fortunately including a stop at Mammoth, which gave me my latest excuse to get some park exploration time in.  The family joined me for the afternoon, though they both slept through much of the drive. 

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