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  • Yellowstone Spring 2015 Trip Report, Days 8 & 9 (May 18 & 19)

    Day 8, May 18 It was a late night on Sunday, so I opted to sleep in Monday morning. I didn’t want to skip the morning entirely and made it into the park before 9am. I wondered whether I was getting in too late for decent wildlife sightings, but that wasn’t the case. In the western Lamar, a small grizzly

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  • Yellowstone Spring 2015 Trip Report, Days 6 & 7 (May 16 & 17)

    Day 6, May 16 Snow. And lots of it. That’s what we were dealing with the moment we stepped outside at 4:15am. Three to four inches had fallen in Silver Gate overnight and it was still coming down. Just as with my last early morning drive to Hayden Valley and the Lake, I was dealing with some brutal visibility behind

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  • Yellowstone Spring Trip Report, Days 3-5 (May 13-15)

    Day 3, May 13 I finally got Jenn into the park. Unfortunately, I couldn’t produce a ton of mammal sightings that would draw her out of the car, but the birds were pretty great once again. We drove through an empty Lamar Valley on our way to Slough Creek, where I knew a big crowd would be staking out the

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  • Yellowstone Spring 2015 Trip Report, Days 0-2 (May 10-12)

    For the last decade or so, I’ve written live trip reports from Yellowstone during my trips.  The first several reports from my 2015 spring trip were posted on the Yellowstone.net forums, as in years past.  We switched over to the new site and blog during my trip, so I’ve transcribed the reports here. Day 0, May 10 We departed two

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  • Yellowstone 2015 Spring Trip Reports

    As I write this, my new website design isn’t even live yet.  I’m hoping that all of the content will be migrated to the new server in the coming days, or at least by the time I reach Yellowstone. It’s time for my annual spring adventures in the park.  As many of you know, I’ve faithfully posted trip reports from

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