yellowstone

  1. Yvonne

    Sentinel and Imperial Meadows, Yellowstone, August 2019

    Last year I hiked to Imperial Meadows and Fairy Falls from the Fairy Falls trailhead. I loved the hike so much that I wanted to do it again this year. So I decided to start from the opposite side this year, at Fountain Flats trailhead. Fountain Flats trailhead is definitely less visited and I...
  2. P

    Washburn Meadows, Yellowstone

    I had a weekend to hike, and thought this might be an interesting area. Step one, spray my hiking shirt with mosquito and tick spray (two different sprays). The trailhead is called Glacial Boulder, because there's a large glacial boulder about 30 yards away. Once you enter the woods, the...
  3. P

    9 Mile Trail, Yellowstone

    I hope to be able to edit this with a device with a keyboard. If I say something odd, blame autocorrect. I had some new friends who needed a shuttle so they could do the Thorofare. It ended up that I could hike down to their first campsite with them, so I did. They were coming from a...
  4. P

    Bechler Meadows, Yellowstone

    My friend Chris, and I got to hike in the Bechler region of Yellowstone in early August. We started here, at the Bechler Ranger Station. The trail was in trees for the first mile or so. There were occasional meadow views. And lily ponds. The trail was quite flat. Pine drops...
  5. P

    Heart Lake, Yellowstone

    Last winter, I sat in my chair and looked at maps and books and web pages and I made PLANS for hiking this summer. When the time came, I made reservations, and *I* was ready! I had reservations to hike around Shoshone Lake. I knew that Kevin, who had done a Bechler hike with me last year...
  6. P

    Campsite beyond Lonestar Geyser in Yellowstone

    I like to do weekend backpack trips, and since I live near Yellowstone, that's where I do my weekend hikes. On the way to pick up a permit, I saw a reminder of why I should keep a clean camp. I make some reservations, but I also just get walk in permits. I have a list of places that I think...
  7. P

    Goose Lake weekend

    I spent the winter looking at information about places to backpack in Yellowstone. I’m not a particularly strong hiker, but I really enjoy going out for a weekend overnight. The guidebook said that the Goose Lake site was excellent, but to “get” it before 4 pm, you had to be handicapped (I’m...
  8. P

    June Lamar overnight

    I believe I haven't posted this. Sorry if it's a duplicate. I'm now in fall mode and can post. I had reservations to go from Hellroaring to Roosevelt, but the weather was not cooperating, so I waited a day or two and got a walk in permit to the first site on the Lamar River Trail. The...
  9. scatman

    Yellowstone Lake - A Two Week Paddle Trip - July 28, 2019

    This report is on a two-week canoe trip on Yellowstone Lake with my daughter, Katie, that began on 7/28/19 and ended on 8/10/19. The paddle trip started at the boat dock at Grant Village and ended on the sunny beach of Sedge Bay two weeks later where my wife generously agreed to come pick us...
  10. scatman

    Mary Mountain Trail - Yellowstone - 8/11/19

    A day after coming off a two week canoe trip around Yellowstone Lake with my daughter, I met up with my wife, along with @Artemus and his wife Becky for a go at the Mary Mountain Trail in Yellowstone National Park. The Mary Mountain Trail crosses the north end of Hayden Valley and the Central...
  11. Yvonne

    Yellowstone 2018 - a solo trip hiking and exploring America's first National Park: Part II Madison

    Part II: Madison September 10 I broke camp around 7 am. Since I barely slept again I was happy to move and do something. There were elk again on my campsite in the morning which was pretty funny, they really seemed to like the bushes next to the camp spots. Today would be a relaxing day with...
  12. Yvonne

    Yellowstone 2018- A solo trip hiking and exploring America’s first National Park: Part I Mammoth

    Yellowstone 2018- A solo trip hiking and exploring America’s first National Park I always wanted to explore Yellowstone in depth. All these amazing images of geysers, colorful hot springs, expansive wide-open areas in the backcountry – I was so hooked. While I lived in Hawai’i and worked as a...
  13. Jon Carbaugh

    Yellowstone, Wildlife and Slough Creek May 23 to 26th

    My wife and I have made it an annual tradition to take an early trip to Yellowstone in May. This year we were planning to spend 2 or 3 nights up Slough Creek with @Joey if we could. However, with the weather forecast calling for a winter storm for the northern part of the park from the...
  14. TractorDoc

    September Day Hike in Yellowstone -- Wrangler Lake and Beyond.

    I was fortunate to spend a week in Yellowstone National Park this past September 15-22, 2018. This year's trip was going to be a bit of a wild card due to the fact that I was bringing three family members with me, none of which had previously crossed the Mississippi much less been to...
  15. scatman

    Ice Lake, Yellowstone National Park - September 14, 2018

    This report covers a four day backpacking trip into Ice Lake in Yellowstone National Park, starting on September 14th and running through the 17th. This trip was with three of my old backpacking buddies who are getting a bit long in the tooth and don't get out much anymore. One in particular...
  16. scatman

    Electric Peak and Sportsman Lake, Yellowstone National Park - August 9, 2018

    @Artemus and his wife Becky graciously invited my family to join them on their backpacking trip across the Gallatin Range in the northwest quadrant of Yellowstone National Park. The trip would include summiting Electric Peak and staying at Sportsman Lake. While my wife was unable to join in, my...
  17. P

    Yellowstone - Lonestar into the Upper Bechler and back

    A month or so ago, I asked if anyone wanted to join me for a leisurely trip into the Bechler. It didn't take long before I got a response from Eric and Kevin, and after a few questions, things were set. On the appointed morning we met at the Grant backcountry office and were soon on our way to...
  18. scatman

    Plateau Lake and Buffalo Meadows, Yellowstone National Park 7/27 - 7/30

    I had originally intended to hike to Plateau Lake back in the spring of 2015 as part of my off-trail loop around the upper Firehole River Drainage. I had reserved the campsite at Summit Lake for two nights and had hoped to day hike from there to Plateau Lake, which was approximately 13 miles...
  19. Jon Carbaugh

    Yellowstone, Lamar River - August 2015

    On August 10th 2015 my wife Rose and I embarked on our first big, (big to us) rookie backpacking trip. We started at the Lamar River /Soda Butte trailhead. When we arrived at the trailhead the Wolfwatchers were out in full force so we had to wait over an hour until someone left to get a parking...
  20. Dave

    Yellowstone and Teton, July 2015

    Two iconic parks in one whirlwind weekend. The accommodations were relatively plush. Two nights in Island Park and a third on the shores of Jackson Lake at the Signal Mountain Lodge. Hikes were, with one exception, short and languid. That one exception: I nearly caused myself a cardiac crisis...

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