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Old 09-14-2014, 11:49 AM   #11
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Just got back from yellowstone...lots of road construction starting and it was well into freezing as of 2 weeks ago.....I dont know if id go much later than mid sept with a pop up personally...fishing bridge is only camp with full hookups...no pop ups allowed...my furnace ran enough to nearly deplete 2 group 27 batteries( to 50%) in one night!!...and even some of the camps outside the park are shutting down...the one I stayed at in gardiner was....
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:18 AM   #12
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Yes, ironj is right about the road closures. On the south end of the park the road is closed for the season at Craig Pass (West Thumb to Old Faithful) and yesterday the road from Norris to Mammoth was closed and will remain so until September 30th.
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:22 AM   #13
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Although we don't have our pop up any more, the North West and Canada was one of the best Camping trips ever! Have fun and enjoy this beautiful country of ours?


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We stayed in July at Madison and brought our generator. It's a beautiful campground.

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Old 09-16-2014, 09:07 PM   #15
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Last year we went in Aug. it was hot! We did not see any wolfs. This time we want to see them. Cold yes! Campground is hard to find yes. Good chance to see wolfs yes.
The next time we go to Yellowstone will be Feb. and we want to see snow!!!
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:50 PM   #16
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I got up real early one day to drive down to slough creek and catch the canyon pack at dawn....they were out playing for a bit then hid then played for a bit...(2 adults and 2 cubs in the pack)...defiantly not the up close and personal encounters as I had with the copious bison, elk and even a grizzly bear!!...awesome to see tho!! as there are only 70ish wolf in the ENTIRE park they are a little harder to come by and some of the packs territories can only really be reached via hiking in .....

my space in Madison was great and I wish I coulda stayed longer there, but even being I reserved in jan or so I could only get 3 days in a row there...
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Wow, you are very lucky to see wolves with their numbers so low considering how large the park is. Back in 2007 there were 171 wolves in the park and even then spotting them required a lot of patient waiting and a good spotting scope.
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X2 Go in May instead! No crowds, no freezing temps, and plenty of animals to see.
Yes, true. The only issue with that strategy is if you are a hiker. Trails can still be closed; blocked with snow.
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Last year we went in Aug. it was hot! We did not see any wolfs. This time we want to see them. Cold yes! Campground is hard to find yes. Good chance to see wolfs yes.
The next time we go to Yellowstone will be Feb. and we want to see snow!!!
In Feb I would be willing to guarantee that you will see snow....perhaps more than you bargained for! And you wont be staying in a pop up in Feb either.
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Wow, you are very lucky to see wolves with their numbers so low considering how large the park is. Back in 2007 there were 171 wolves in the park and even then spotting them required a lot of patient waiting and a good spotting scope.
Yes, it wasnt by coincidence I saw them...I made a significant effort to talk to the park rangers, look at maps and know where exactly to be for the best chance to see them....and yes...a spotting scope and binocs were the ONLY way to even see them..sometimes people get lucky and catch one by a road....but its rare anymore...or if they are on a carcas....but then the issue of bears becomes even more real...I just couldent leave without seeing all the animals...lol...actually I didn't see a black bear, but I "ended" up within 50yrds of a grizzly! !... and bison....everywhere....in the way...in the road. ...on my trails. ...everywhere!! Haha
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