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Old 10-07-2015, 01:46 PM   #11
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Yellowstone next week

We will be in Yellowstone next week and we will let you know how crowded it is in mid October

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Old 10-07-2015, 01:52 PM   #12
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We got there on the 13th.
Now, don't get me wrong, there were plenty of bodies at major view stops big enough for buses, but the vast majority of "traffic jams" were people (some known as, idiots)
stopping in the road when a bear, bison, elk, deer, moose, tree squirrel, toad, horse fly or bird were spotted.
Or when you had to stop to wait for a flag car in road construction.

It was a great time and we can't wait to go back.

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Old 10-07-2015, 01:58 PM   #13
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Wife and I try to go to the parks after School starts. Alot less crowded. For mountainous parks, most parts are snowed in still when school lets out in the summer.
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Old 10-08-2015, 12:44 AM   #14
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It doesn't matter WHICH of the National Parks, unless it is "Only a Squirrel", any Wildlife will cause "Wildlife Jams" where Cars and RVs and Buses all stop in the Middle of the Road and hang our their Windows (or actually abandon their Cars to stand in/near the Roadway) with their Camera and iPhones trying to get that Ansel Adams shot.
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Old 10-08-2015, 12:56 AM   #15
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been to Yellowstone many times, from different directions, have always avoided the crowds. October is the greatest month by me, the Elk and deer are in rut, I've seen bear and wolf.... I stay on my side of the glass and 100 yards is plenty close for me. Rushmore and crazy horse, spearfish are all great places as well...
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Old 10-08-2015, 04:56 AM   #16
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We made it there the evening of Sept.11...a Friday and it was packed.We drove through the park taking pictures and looking to get a spot with no luck.(should have stopped at fishing bridge on the way in)We ended up going out the north side and stayed the night at a little pay as u stay(7 bucks).Nice little parking spot(primitive).
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:04 AM   #17
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The picture may be a little misleading in that vehicles stop and gather around wildlife sightings. Just our experience. We love Yellowstone.

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Old 10-08-2015, 06:56 AM   #18
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I like to get away from all of the hustle and bustle, so head for places where mine is the only car on the road, and there are plenty of campsite choices. Millions of people do not excite me at all!
Me too. To me, Yellowstone is like the Mall of America the Friday after Thanksgiving!
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Old 10-10-2015, 08:10 PM   #19
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We were there mid September and surprised how busy the park was. Ranger we talked with said that next year being the centennial anniversary of NPS, they are preparing for close to five million visitors.
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:33 PM   #20
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DW and I love Yellowstone

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