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MTgirl's Yellowstone and Grand Teton travel thread

Discussion in 'Travel' started by MTgirl, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Nov 15, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    I love Yellowstone and the Tetons.

    Memorable moments from several visits:

    1. The night before we entered the park to embark on a 4 day back country trip, we camped out in one of those super popular campgrounds just outside the park. My buddy and I decided to just sleep out under the stars on sleeping pads and in bags. In the morning, he's nudging me whisper, "wake the F up!" I open my eyes and about 3 feet from the end of my sleeping bag is an adult buffalo. I was completely frozen in awe, fear... my own poop. He/she was completely harmless and just scouring the campground for food/garbage.

    2. Driving through the park one time in a huge wind storm. Driving through the huge burn area of '88 (?) and I could literally hear standing dead trees snapping in half from the wind and falling. At the climax of the intensity trees were snapping and blowing across the road all around me. How I didn't get destroyed by one/several, I have no idea.

    3. On that same trip, on the main road that runs north/south... a bunch of yahoo tourists stopped and created a line of traffic probably a mile long. After awhile I just got out of my Bronco and sat on the tailgate... then I heard a woman claim, "look!!! baby bear cubs!" and proceed to walk up the hillside, with a group of others, to follow and get closer to the cubs. lol.

    That back country trip though was absolutely epic.
     
  2. Nov 17, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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    Great pictures! Can't wait to go there some day!
     
  3. Nov 17, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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    yea..im from there..

    all you be jealous..:p
     
  4. Nov 17, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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    Welcome! I know you and your wife haven't spent as much time in the park as you'd like...hopefully we can change that!

    So your buffalo experience was probably a bit similar to my elk experience...the difference being that you could see the buffalo and I was all zipped up in my tent wondering WTF was out there stomping around my campsite!
    Tourists are crazy...I can't think of a trip that I haven't seen someone do something incredibly stupid and dangerous.

    So where all did you go on your BC trip? I want to spend more time in the SW corner of the park - Bechler Meadows and the Cascade Corner (on account of the numerous waterfalls in the area) in particular.

    Do it! You won't regret it.

    No, you're from Powell. :cool:
     
  5. Nov 17, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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    eh close enough..closer then you :p haha
     
  6. Nov 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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    Hopefully!!:cool:

    Considering that I only live about 3 hours from the west gate, it's pretty sad I have only gone there once and stayed for 3 days is all...
     
  7. Nov 17, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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    No shit?

    As an adult, I've only spent a day rolling through with a biker group, but as a kid, we spent 2 weeks camping in a tent!
     
  8. Nov 17, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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    That was mine and my Wife's mini-honeymoon right after our wedding.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    We were going to do Belcher Meadows, etc but couldn't get the permit.

    We ended up doing Heart Lake and that loop along the river. Maybe the Snake River?

    It was gorgeous. (obviously)
     
  10. Nov 18, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    :spy:

    so jealous sometimes Lisa...

    How about in 2014 I get my truck shipped to Bozeman and you keep it for me at your house? I'll fly out and that will save me +two days of driving...

    wadaya say? :cool:
     
  11. Nov 18, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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    Sounds pricey..haha

    I know Wy has room too Craig..lots..of room..to park..haha
     
  12. Nov 18, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    Monte, the $$ spent to ship out the Taco and fly out is worth the extra couple days of Vacation I'll get to enjoy. ;)
    I could ship it to your place too I suppose.... Got an airport nearby? :cool:
     
  13. Nov 18, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    MTgirl [OP] too many frogs, not enough princes...

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    Well sorry you didn't get to go on your first choice of trip but I'm glad to hear you still made the best of it.

    Can I drives the ugly truck? :D
     
  14. Nov 18, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    Manual Trans... :D
     
  15. Nov 18, 2013 at 6:54 PM
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    yea one in Cody..23 miles from Powell.

    and valid point..haha be worth it no doubt.
     
  16. Nov 18, 2013 at 6:54 PM
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    MTgirl [OP] too many frogs, not enough princes...

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    I can drive a manual...might be a tad bit rusty though.
     
  17. Nov 18, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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    We'll need to start planning in March - but you already knew that. ;)
     
  18. Nov 18, 2013 at 7:02 PM
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    Yup! Still trying to figure out where the "HomerMeet 2.0" will take place. But we'll save that for another thread on another day. :cool:
     
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