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Old 10-21-2015, 10:42 AM   #21
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I have been to Yellowstone several times and I found the best time is just after Labor Day. Fewer visitors, still warm, and most of the park facilities are still open.

You have to watch how late you go as many of the facilities close for the winter.

Fall is nice as the wild life come down into the meadows.

I was camping in the park durning 9/11/2001! The next day it seamed like I was the only visitor in the park! The only traffic I experienced then was the normal traffic of locals passing through the park.

While it was a sad time for the nation, it was a wonderful experience as the park was so peaceful... No planes overhead, no tour busses, and no crowds.



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Old 10-21-2015, 11:02 AM   #22
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My wife was in Lincoln NE that day visiting our daughter. I called to warn her. She got the last flight out of Lincoln before the airport closed. It was also the last flight to land at O'Hare in Chicago, and she changed there to the last plane to leave O'Hare before that airport closed. Hers was the last plane to land in Louisville, KY. I was there to pick her up. It was like being sucked into an episode of the "Twilight Zone". The place was deserted, and we hustled through the baggage claim and out the door just as the guards locked it behind us. We lived on a hill above the Ohio River in southern IN at the time. I never realized how noisy the environment was between two airports (Louisville and Cinci) until there were no planes in the air! I pray we never see our world get that quiet again--at least not for the same reason!
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Old 10-21-2015, 11:11 AM   #23
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Old 10-21-2015, 11:21 AM   #24
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I was working in midtown Manhattan and my wife called shortly after the first plane struck. Trying to get information (little plane/big plane?) we were still on the phone when the second one hit and I knew immediately it was a terrorist attack. I hung up, grabbed my briefcase and headed for the train station. Got on the last train going to CT (left at 9:40am) before Grand Central shut down. It was her 40th birthday and instead of a big night out we stayed in and held each other close. The office was closed Wed, reopened Thurs with new building entry security that lasted about 6 months.


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Old 10-27-2015, 09:40 PM   #25
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I have to wonder how these 'visitors' counts are computed. We stayed just outside the park and entered 6 times, while had we stayed in the park it would have been 1. So we ourselves added six visits to the total.


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I have wondered the same thing. It occurred to me that MAYBE they count the visitors by the number of passes they sell? That would make it more accurate. But.... not really.... passes are sold by car, so how do they know how many are in a car? I would love for someone to find out how they do the count.
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:20 AM   #27
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From my friends in the NPS this morning 11/27/15.

"Current temperatures according to the National Weather Service:
-6 in Mammoth and Gardiner, Montana; -16 at Tower Junction, -21 at Old Faithful and West Yellowstone, Montana."


Brrrr, man that is cold.
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We are currently planning a trip for next year to Yellowstone. What is a good time in the earlier part of the year. Is May still too cold? We would love to beat the summer rush but don't want to be there in sub-freezing temps either.
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I have wondered the same thing. It occurred to me that MAYBE they count the visitors by the number of passes they sell? That would make it more accurate. But.... not really.... passes are sold by car, so how do they know how many are in a car? I would love for someone to find out how they do the count.
For record keeping it probably doesn't really matter as long as how they do it is done the same way every year.
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We are currently planning a trip for next year to Yellowstone. What is a good time in the earlier part of the year. Is May still too cold? We would love to beat the summer rush but don't want to be there in sub-freezing temps either.
In may the low average is between 25 and 32 for the month of may.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...okJXE6AOei3R-A

High average is between 45 and 55.

Your experience may vary wildly.
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