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  • Yellowstone Winter 2022 Trip Report, Days 16 & 17 (The End!)

    January 28, 2022 We hit -21F Friday morning. Yeah, that was cold, though honestly, I felt worse when it was 28 and windy later in the day. But I still had to break out my thicker gloves for the first time on this trip. My giant Michelin Man jacket still hasn’t been dusted off, however, so we haven’t reached true

  • Yellowstone Winter 2022 Trip Report, Days 13 – 15

    January 25, 2022 Pretty much every day now starts with a wolf search. Monday produced several nice bison moments, and though it was more low key, Tuesday morning followed the same pattern. Bison snarled traffic south of Fountain Paint Pots. And after coming up empty on the canid front, we paused again for a nice frosty bull who was drawing

  • Yellowstone Winter 2022 Trip Report, Days 11 & 12

    January 23, 2022 Sunday was a transition day. With my first tour all wrapped up… Wait, what’s that? The first tour wasn’t over? Sunday was the day I was supposed to ferry my remaining clients back to Bozeman (April took off early for the long drive home to Seattle). And we did pack everything and leave Gardiner on time. And we did

  • Yellowstone Winter 2022 Trip Report, Days 8 – 10

    January 20, 2022 I returned to the northern range for the second half of the tour. The north, of course, had offered up hardly anything of note prior to my tour, then exploded with a string of unusual sightings once I left. Now that I was back, what would happen? A mix of both, as it turns out. We traveled

  • Yellowstone Winter 2022 Trip Report, Days 5 – 7

    January 17, 2022 She made it! Client April made the 12-hour drive from Seattle following the cancellation of her flight and was with us Monday morning as we kicked off the tour. What a rock star. I was looking forward to exploring the park interior, which would provide a change of pace in terms of scenery and hopefully wildlife activity