yellowstone

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. WasatchWill

    Family's First Visit to Yellowstone

    After my first visit to Yellowstone National Park two years ago as a leader for our local scout trip, I couldn't wait to bring my family back and show off some of the amazing geo-thermal features and waterfalls. Rather than push for it the next year, we opted to wait an additional year, making...
  11. Yvonne

    Garnet Hill Loop, Yellowstone, August 2019

    I'm really slow in working on my pictures due to school, but I finally found some time to write up another trip report from Yellowstone. Garnet Hill is a rarely used trail in the northeastern part of Yellowstone, close to the Tower Junction, and the turn off to Lamar Valley. This hike was on my...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. scatman

    Grebe Lake, Headwaters of Lava Creek and Observation Peak, Yellowstone National Park - September 13, 2019

    I completed a four day backpacking trip with a couple friends to Grebe Lake in Yellowstone National Park in mid-September, where we set up a base camp at campsite 4G4. From camp, we did day hikes to the headwaters of Lava Creek on the 14th and another hike to Observation Peak on the 15th. The...

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