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  • Yellowstone Winter 2021 Trip Report, Days 11 – 12

    January 20, 2021 The Madison River is a wonderful place to be on a winter morning. At least, on the ones that feature at least a little bit of sunlight. The freezing temps lead to mist rising off the water. Filter some light through that and you may witness some mystical scenes. This morning? We didn’t exactly get the direct

  • Yellowstone Winter 2021 Trip Report, Days 8 – 10

    January 17, 2021 Client pick-up day! My main goal was to get down to West Yellowstone with my group before an expected storm was due to arrive. The drive between Bozeman and West isn’t very fun in inclement weather. I was getting concerned driving through the park, where snow was already falling. On my way through the northeast, I was

  • Yellowstone Winter 2021 Trip Report, Days 5 – 7

    January 14, 2021 It was a much nicer day on Thursday. No ice tornadoes or whatever we survived the previous day (the wind was so bad that the highway near Livingston was closed, tipping vehicles left and right… indeed, I saw our UPS driver in a UHaul on Thursday!). As always, the morning started with my scanning for fresh signs

  • Yellowstone Winter 2021 Trip Report, Days 3 – 4

    January 12, 2021 No nose prickles Tuesday morning. It would be a warmer day. Unfortunately, it remained fairly slow, and there were very few stops on the morning drive. Moose were still visible in Round Prairie, but after that I traveled all the way to Blacktail Plateau in search of something. A bull elk surprised me near the road, then

  • Yellowstone Winter 2021 Trip Report, Days 0 – 2

    January 9, 2021 Back to Yellowstone, this time to lead my first photo tour since last year’s winter visit. I scheduled a week to myself beforehand, and arrived Saturday afternoon. I’ve mentioned before how you subtly start to adjust to being in the park after you enter the gates. Driving slows, eyes dart 10-15 degrees farther left and right as