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Old 11-20-2011, 03:20 PM   #21
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However, a highway construction project has been ongoing between Madison Junction and Norris Junction for several years now, and I don't believe it has been completed. You'll have to check that, but if it's still going, you can expect delays of fifteen to forty five minutes, if that is your chosen route.
As of our trip in July 2011, this construction job has been completed, it's a very nice highway through there right now.

As many times as I have been there I have not seen the geysers and springs at West Thumb. (in Bob's pics)

So many trips, so much to see, each trip, every season, morning, afternoon, evening, each offers such a new perspective, I learn to love Yellowstone more and more each time we go there
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:28 PM   #22
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This is the draft plan. What do you think?

At this moment I'm considering arriving Sunday June 17th and staying at the Grizzly for 3 nights.
2 days we will see as much on the west side of the park.

Wed June 20th we will move to Fishing Bridge full hookup 40' spave plus vehicle for 4 nights. We will leave Sun June 24th.
4 days to visit the rest of the park and leave heading to south entrance.


This is the 3rd week in June and a week before 4th of July so I think this will be a time that has a few less people maybe.
I figure the days in Grizzly we can also stockup on food and drink before moving into the park. Did I leave anything out?


If DW agrees I will make the reservations next week.
Iggy, my wife and I visited Yellowstone/Grand Tetons the week of the 4th of July this year. We stayed a Grizzly RV Park. The campground was full (and very nice) but we didn't think the either park was overly crowded at all. We went into the park early every morning and there was no construction delays, no problems whatsoever except for the people that would get behind us and in a hurry. We don't hurry anymore and neither did the buffalo. We also packed a lunch each day and never got back to the camper until early evening. Fireworks on the 4th were set off near the campground so we were able to sit at our site and enjoy them. By far the busiest park we visited this summer was Yosemite. However, we are early risers so that eliminated all parking and most traffic problems for us.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:31 PM   #23
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As of our trip in July 2011, this construction job has been completed, it's a very nice highway through there right now.

As many times as I have been there I have not seen the geysers and springs at West Thumb. (in Bob's pics)

So many trips, so much to see, each trip, every season, morning, afternoon, evening, each offers such a new perspective, I learn to love Yellowstone more and more each time we go there
Thank you for the road construction update.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:35 PM   #24
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OH, BTW nice camper And I didn't have any problems pulling those mountains with my gasser. You won't either.
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Thanks Hoo Dad for your July update.

Did you have a route plan going into the park or just winged it?

I'm hoping to take say the west route on day 1, north route day 2, and south route day 3, etc,

Anyone have any suggestions what we need to do 1st , 2nd etc?
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:50 PM   #26
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Thanks Hoo Dad for your July update.

Did you have a route plan going into the park or just winged it?

I'm hoping to take say the west route on day 1, north route day 2, and south route day 3, etc,

Anyone have any suggestions what we need to do 1st , 2nd etc?
I did have a route plan as you mentioned. North one day, etc. Just stop often and keep the camera ready at all times. As someone mentioned in an earlier post keep your distance as these are WILD animals. One day at Mammoth a Ranger was trying to prevent a buffalo from wandering to an area where my wife and I were parked. The buffalo charged, the Ranger slipped and fell (only hurt his pride) and the buffalo ran between my truck and another vehicle. We stayed out of its way. We also saw 3 grizzlies and definitely kept our distance.
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Thanks Hoo Dad for your help.

I just made the final decision on the dates and campground.

1. We decided to stay in the Grizzly Campground for 5 nights.
Arrive Sunday July 1 and leave Friday July 6.

2. Hoo Dad helped me decide on being there for the 4th of July and watching the fireworks from our trailer.

Reservations online have been made and should have confirmation in a few days. Hopefully things will work out and I don't have to change planned dates.

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FYI: Don't know if you are aware that there's a great app for your smart phone that has the entire Yellowstone park map with campgrounds, points of interest, etc...

We found it very useful last summer....

Also many other apps that are really helpful as well....
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