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  • Yellowstone Spring 2015 Trip Report, Day 18 (May 28)

    Day 18, May 28 I immediately transitioned to playing tour guide for family on Thursday. So I forced them to wake up at 5 and hit the road much earlier than they’d prefer, just as my dad did to me during our first Yellowstone trip back in ’88. Unfortunately, it was extremely wet and foggy in the morning. We drove

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  • Yellowstone Spring 2015 Trip Report, Day 17 (May 27)

    Day 17, May 27 It was the last day of my private three day tour. Since my client was still focused solely on wolves, we had to get out to the Lamar early, and were prepared to stay there all day if necessary. Luckily, it didn’t come to that… We arrived at Hitching Post close to 6am, and joined the

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  • Yellowstone Spring 2015 Trip Report, Days 14-16 (May 24-26)

    From here on out I’m leading tours in the park, so reports will be truncated. Day 14, May 24 A transit day, dropping off Jenn and picking up my client. Most notable sightings were a badger in Little America in the morning, a cinnamon black bear coming to the river in the Lamar Canyon in the afternoon, and insane amounts

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  • Yellowstone Spring 2015 Trip Report: Days 10-12 (May 20-22)

    Day 10, May 20 Wednesday was a day off from the park for me, as we caught up on work back in Silver Gate. We did have friends over for our traditional spring pancake breakfast, which was punctuated by a surprise grizzly sighting! The bear emerged from the woods and was heading at the cabin when our excited babbling (I

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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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