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  1. scatman

    Rescue Creek - Yellowstone National Park - June 3, 2023

    About two weeks before my trip began, I kept a watchful eye on the weather forecast for Mammoth Hot Springs. As the days drew nearer and nearer to my departure date, the forecast became more and more ominous. When I finally started to pack my gear, it definitely looked like a rainy trip was in...
  2. Bob

    Yellowstone 5/8/23 - UPDATE

    Those interested, went into the park today up to the Lamar. Not much snow to 7000 ft. Unless you are on the north side, then its about a foot. Higher elevations have a lot still. Overall melt is about normal, creeks, streams and rivers are running, but not real muddy yet till the high snow...
  3. BobFink

    Yellowstone South Entrance to Fox Creek via Basin Creek Cutoff - Labor Day 2022

    One plus of the Yellowstone online backcountry permits is you can use your imagination to link a few sites together to make a last minute trip work. My wife was recovering from a knee replacement and had not been on the trail much last year. We were looking for a bit flatter route for a long...
  4. shredhiker

    Yellowstone Heart Lake September 2022

    We began planning this trip around the end of 2021. August of that year, we did a 4 day hike in Lamar Valley, which ended with an epic wolf sighting. A few days later we had a 5 day trip out to the Bechler River, where my girlfriend was able to check Mr Bubbles off of her bucket list...
  5. Janice

    Yellowstone Yurt Camp - Feb. 19-23, 2023

    We just got back from an incredible trip! For years, we've talked about going to Yellowstone in the winter. We had been there in the summer for our honeymoon in 1989 and took our sons there for their first trip out West in 2005. But winter - we hadn't tried that yet! I researched options, and we...
  6. TheMountainRabbit

    Northern Yellowstone NP - January 2023

    Made it up to Yellowstone for another (semi) annual winter trip. This one didn't go quite as planned - the forecast was not great, so I knew I'd need to be flexible. A lot more snow this year than last year at the same time. Friday - and to a lesser extent Saturday - saw the area get even more...
  7. scatman

    A Yellowstone Love Story (Bog Creek Euphoria) - September 12, 2022

    @TractorDoc has already written up the definitive trip report for this trip, though for some reason he broke it up into two parts. :) Tractordoc's Report Part I and Tractordoc's Report Part II If you want the truth and nothing but the truth, please take the time to read his writeups, they...
  8. Jackson

    Back to Bechler, Again

    September 30 - October 4, 2022 Continuing our tradition of the last two years, we went to the Bechler area of Yellowstone again this past fall. This year was wetter and cooler than the previous year. Day 1 I was able to do the full shuttle route this time, as opposed to last year, so I met...
  9. TractorDoc

    Yellowstone's Wrangler Lake, Bog Creek, Joseph's Coat Springs, Broad Creek, Wapiti Lake, Hot Springs Basin, and Pelican Valley. Part One of Two.

    Not long after @scatman and I left Yellowstone in September of 2021 we began planning a trip for September 2022. He must have been desperate for company to let me follow him thru the wilderness again. . . I tend to pull him off course when we travel off-trail, but I like to think my charming...
  10. Jackson

    Heart Lake and Snake River for Labor Day

    September 3-5, 2022 Jessica drew a great spot in the new lottery system for Yellowstone this past spring, so we decided to use that good fortune to go somewhere for Labor Day that would have been in fairly high demand. Jessica was interested in Heart Lake, and she and I had never been, so we...
  11. TractorDoc

    Yellowstone's Hayden Valley, Trout Creek, Beach Lake, and Arnica Creek Meadows. September 11, 2022.

    @scatman posted his version of this Yellowstone day hike, now it is my turn. After tolerating me in Yellowstone last year he agreed to let me hang out with him for another week in 2022. What can I say, he is a sucker for punishment. :) This year I'd be bringing along a couple friends and...
  12. TheMountainRabbit

    Pitchstone/Bechler Loop (Yellowstone NP) - September 2022

    Well, after dragging my brother up Yellowstone Point and beating him up a bit last year, I promised him a more laid back trip this year - but not too laid back, of course. I'd never done an extended trip in the southwest corner of Yellowstone. The Bechler region had always put me off a bit due...
  13. scatman

    Trout Creek and the Headwaters of Alum Creek - September 11, 2022

    The day after my Grizzly Lake Trip, I met up with @TractorDoc, @CajunPoncho and Cody to attempt a seventeen mile day hike through the Central Plateau of Yellowstone National Park. Also, @TheMountainRabbit decided that he hadn't had enough of me on the previous trip, so he threw his hat in on...
  14. scatman

    Grizzly Lake - September 7, 2022

    Well, it was that time of the year again for my hike a short distance into the backcountry, set up basecamp, and do a couple of day hikes from there. Normally this trip is with some cohorts who have backpacked with me over the years at one time or another. This time however, I decided to open...
  15. P

    Yellowstone, one night by a lake

    I recently did a hike with a group from Backcountry Post, and heard a couple of times that I should post more, that people like my little trip reports. (Thank you for your encouragement.) I live near Yellowstone and can drive in for a quick overnight, or a day trip. I don’t like day hikes a...
  16. wsp_scott

    Yellowstone September 2021

    After the Wind River trip (https://backcountrypost.com/threads/wind-river-range-sept-2021-part-2.10362/) I headed north to Yellowstone to meet @scatman (Hugh) and @TractorDoc (Dave) for a couple days backpacking in Yellowstone. I had never met either one, but after my SEKI trip...
  17. kwc

    A Few More Photos from Scatman’s Grizzly Lake trip …

    The trail in and a water crossing And the last water crossing @The Trout Whisperer tent on the right, mine on the left. We were tucked into the trees and that helped when the wind shifted and started coming from the north Most of the other’s tents Moon rise over the ridge Day hiking...
  18. P

    Shoshone Geyser Basin, Yellowstone, 2022

    Day 1, 2 and 3. Years ago, I started hiking with a group out of Indiana, the Hoosier Bacckpackers. After moving to the Yellowstone area, I decided to offer to organize a hike in Yellowstone. That was the year of Covid. I tried again last year, but people still didn’t want to travel. So I...
  19. P

    Scatman's Grizzly Lake hike, 2022

    A few months ago, Scatman organized a hike in Yellowstone, to Grizzly Lake. I put my name in the hat, and the next thing I knew, the hike was upon us. I had been to Grizzly Lake a couple of years ago, but at the other campsite (neither is especially close to Grizzly Lake, in case you were...
  20. P

    Yellowstone--Heart Lake to South Entrance

    For the last few years, I’ve been trying to do the hike from Heart Lake Trailhead down to the South Entrance. I was going to do it with one person, and it got cancelled due to Covid. The next year, the person I was going to hike with couldn’t get the time off. I don’t remember what happened...
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