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Yellowstone in Winter (2017)

Greetings all,

Just returned from a week in the Park. Though I’ve spent over 100 days enjoying and exploring Yellowstone National Park, until now I’ve never experienced it in the heart of winter. (The prime catalyst for the trip was a 70th Birthday present and a reunion of pals who last traveled together in 1969.) Now, I highly recommend visiting Yellowstone in winter! For numerous reasons Yellowstone is a very special place when hugged by snow: less people and iconic winter subjects. Beautiful! Below are a few photos.

1-5diih4965fireholetrailynpfeb177-5x5300cpyrtWest Fork trail, Old Faithful Area – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

2-1dxb5344bisonfireholerynpfeb175-7x7-5300cpyrtBison, Firehole River – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

3-1dxb5499trumpterswansynpfeb177-5x2300cpyrtTrumpeter swans, Firehole River – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

4-5diih4504gibbonfallsynpfeb177-5x5300cpyrtGibbon Falls – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

5-5diih5323brinkuperfallsynpfeb177-5x5300cpyrtYellowstone River near the brink of the Upper Falls, entering Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

6-5diih4621bisoncastlegeyserynpfeb177-5x5300cpyrtBison near Castle Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

7-5diih4549oldfaithfulynpfeb177-5x5300cpyrtOld Faithful Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

8-5diih4628bisoncastlegeyserynpfeb177-5x4-5300cpyrtBison crossing near Castle Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

9-5diih4635bisoncrestedpoolynpfeb177-5x5300cpyrtBison near Crested Pool, Upper Geyser Basin – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

10-5diih4258bisonynp2177-5x5-8300cpyrtBison, Lamar Valley – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

11-5diih5417fireholefallsynpfeb177-5x5300cpyrtFirehole Falls, Firehole Canyon – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

12-1dxb5607lowerfallsynpfeb177-5x4-8300cpyrtLower Falls, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

13-1dxb5410trumpterswansynpfeb177-5x5300cpyrtTrumpeter swans, Madison River – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

14-1dxb5172coyoteynpfeb177-5x5300cpyrtCoyote, near Mammoth Hot Springs – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

15-1dxb5175coyoteynpfeb177-5x5-7300cpyrtCoyote, near Mammoth Hot Springs – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

16-1dxb5553baldeagleynpfeb177-5x2-6300cpyrtCommon raven and juvenile Bald eagle, near Madison River – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

17-1dxb5594bobbysockstreesynpfeb177-5x5300cpyrtBobby socks trees, thermal area near Lower Geyser Basin – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

18-5diih4150palettespringmammothhsfeb177-5x5300cpyrtPalette Spring, Mammoth Hot Springs – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

19-5diih4535snowcoachesynpfeb177-5x5300cpyrt

Snowcoaches – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

20-5diih4119guysgateynp217b7-5x5300cpyrtMichael, Frank & Paul, Roosevelt Arch – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Nancy Campman #

    Hmm, tried to comment, but not sure it went. We snowmobiled thru YNP in 1989 – what a blast that was. Think this was the year after the fire in ’88. Hugs – Nancy & Keith

    February 17, 2017
  2. Denise Sharp #

    Ah, brings back doctoral research time in Trllowstone…great pics as usual! 😘

    Sent from my iPhone

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    February 18, 2017

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