yellowstone

  1. wsp_scott

    Family trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone

    About a year ago I asked for Yellowstone advice (https://backcountrypost.com/threads/yellowstone-family-trip-planning.9533/) and a number of you were very helpful. We were able to get reservations in both parks so there wasn't as much driving. I did not really want to go to Grand Teton, but it...
  2. P

    Overnight at Ice Lake, Yellowstone

    This was my second to last backcountry night of the season. Ice Lake Is really, *really* close to the road. There are three sites. One is about two miles in, nicely appointed, and features wind. I swear, in July the wind chill at that site is 10*. There'a a site that's about 3/4 of a mile in...
  3. P

    Yellowstone Snake River weekend

    I had reservations for the Snake River Hot Springs site in Yellowstone, for Labor Day weekend. I invited people involved with the inaugural Wyoming Naturalist Program class (I’m in the class), and had 5 people join me. There was one instructor, two of her friends, and another classmate and her...
  4. Jackson

    A Successful Return to the Bechler

    Some of you may remember that last year, I had what was supposed to be a 3-night trip in the Bechler area that got cut short due to heavy rain and poor site selection for our tents. As we hiked out on that trip, we committed to try again the next year. So we did, and it was a great success. Here...
  5. TractorDoc

    Yellowstone's Shoshone Lake, Ouzel Creek, and Three Rivers Junction -- September 13-16 2021

    Well, @scatman posted his version of this trip, now its my turn. :) After our warm up hike to Aster Lake the day before Hugh and I would be meeting @wsp_scott by a deadline of 9AM at Yellowstone's Lone Star Trailhead. We drove over from the Old Faithful area a bit early and found Scott...
  6. napatony13

    FIRST-TIMER'S YELLOWSTONE TRIP

    A month ago I posted here asking for feedback on my concerns about visiting YNP. The consensus from the group was that even though I might not love it I should go and see it at least once. That was good advice and I'm glad we went. We spent two and a half days there and were able to hit just...
  7. scatman

    Hayden Valley Loop - Yellowstone National Park - September 17, 2021

    Finishing off my third Pop-tart, I opened the door of the car to a chilling 17 degree morning at the pullout near Trout Creek in Hayden Valley. As I try to bend my cold knees to limber them up a tad, I gaze to the west amazed that this will be my seventh substantial hike into Hayden Valley over...
  8. TractorDoc

    Off Trail to Yellowstone's Aster Lake and Upper Witch Creek -- September 13, 2021

    In September 2020 @scatman and I ventured to Yellowstone's Heart Lake for three backcountry nights. One of the ideas for/during that trip was to hike up Witch Creek to Aster Lake then back to the trail on the way out. That route never materialized so I promised Hugh that if he let me hang out...
  9. scatman

    Gneiss Creek - Yellowstone National Park - September 8, 2021

    I spent eleven days in Yellowstone in order to complete two back-to-back, four day backpacking trips, along with a couple of nifty day hikes thrown in for good measure. This report is about my first trip for four days into the Gneiss Creek area of the Park. Day 1 - 4.3 miles to campsite WA1...
  10. scatman

    Snake River Lollipop Loop - Yellowstone National Park - August 8, 2021

    Last week, I completed a six day, approximately 44 mile backpacking trip through the south central portion of Yellowstone National Park. This trip included my wife and daughter, along with @Artemus, and my friend Quin, who joined us on our second day of the trip. The route was a lollipop loop...
  11. scatman

    The Pre-Trip Trip Report

    Starting on Monday, July 26th, I would be doing a six night Beartooth Wilderness backpacking trip with @Bob. This report is the two day lead up to heading into the wilderness. On the 24th, I drove up to Yellowstone National Park and stayed one night at the Bridge Bay Campground, where after I...
  12. travel2walk

    Lamar River, Pelican Valley, & Speciman Ridge loop - Yellowstone, Jun 29 to Jul 3, 2021

    We spend 5 days and 4 nights in the Lamar River region of Yellowstone. It was recommended by my new friend @TheMountainRabbit for a backpacking experience that represented Yellowstone and accessible during our time frame. To complete the hike as a loop without the highly contested and limited...
  13. LarryBoy

    A Greater Yellowstone Loop - 2020

    I know most of us don't really want to relive the debacle that was 2020, but this was actually a highlight of an otherwise terrible year. As spring turned to summer and it became that my planned PCT hike wasn't happening, I made other plans. Those plans involved long-distance hiking, but in a...
  14. Yvonne

    Sky Rim Trail, Yellowstone, August 6, 2020

    This is by far my favorite trail in the park. I had this trail for years on my radar and finally made it happen. The views on top of Sky Rim are superb and the entire 20-miles hike with roughly 5,000 feet of elevation gain going along the high ridges of Sky Rim offered an experience I haven't...
  15. TheMountainRabbit

    Lamar River, Mirror Plateau, and Pelican Valley (Yellowstone NP) - mid-September 2020

    I really want to get better about posting some trips reports here, but I figured I should at least post this one and include thanks to @scatman and @Outdoor_Fool for their responses to my earlier thread while planning. My younger brother and I try to get out together at least once a year and...
  16. Jackson

    A Bechler Trip Cut Short

    October 10-11, 2020 A friend of ours had been planning a Bechler trip for the past year. The plan was to do 3 nights, starting at Lone Star trailhead and finishing at Bechler Ranger Station, making a stop at Mr. Bubbles along the way. That was complicated by the Lone Star Fire that burned in...
  17. TractorDoc

    Yellowstone's Heart Lake -- September 14-17 2020

    After hiking out and back to Yellowstone's Shoshone Geyser Basin last year I decided to try and make the jump from day hikes to once again spending some overnight time in the backcountry. I was striking out on finding someone to go with me locally so I decided to take a chance at PMing a BCP...
  18. swmalone

    Yellowstone Camping Trip - August 18-20, 2020

    Finally, something we planned that actually worked out. I made the reservation for the Grant campsite in January. We have had to change or cancel a lot of plans, just like everyone else. We decided that as long as we stuck to our plans for Yellowstone and took precautions that we would take...
  19. scatman

    Pebble Creek, Yellowstone National Park - August 14, 2020

    I've been heading up to Yellowstone every year since I graduated (yeah right) from college back in 1987. At first, I did the touristy things and a couple of short day hikes. But about three years later, I began to plan and go on backpacking trips every year into the backcountry, usaully doing...
  20. Yvonne

    Day Hike to Cache Lake, Yellowstone NP, August 2019

    Cache Lake was initially not on my radar on my last trip to Yellowstone in August of 2019. But since I only have a whole list of hikes I could do and no specific day assigned to a particular hike, I randomly pick a trail depending on conditions. Cache lake is a small and picturesque lake at the...

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