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Day 6 and 7 Photo Safari Yellowstone and Grand Tetons

June 25, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

May 6, Day 6:  You can read the entire blog and view photos on our website. If you enjoy the account, Please . . . share it with your friends. Photos from the trip can be viewed at: http://astilesphotography.com/f390536220 Thanks!  We were out at 6:30 AM this morning looking for wildlife.  It turned out to be a very productive day.  We entered Yellowstone from the Northeast Gate and headed down into Lamar Valley.  We found a grizzly boar foraging among the willows along Soda Butte Creek between Pebble Creek Campground and the junction of Lamar River.  He was a long ways off; but was able to get a photo.  We continued through Lamar Valley taking photos of the adorable little Bison calves, Elk, and Antelope.  At Tower Junction, we headed towards Mammoth Hot Springs, and just beyond Floating Island Lake, we found two second year Black Bear foraging on the tender shoots of grass.  Not much of a crowd had gathered and we were all able to get some decent shots .  As we returned from Mammoth to Tower, we turned onto the road to the Petrified Tree and found some wild flowers and photographed them.  Talked to a ranger that stopped and he gave us the names of them.  A lady pulled up in a vehicle that had me drooling and in talking I found that she was from Red Lodge, MT and had come into the park in her Global X camper for wildlife photography as well.  This evening there was an avalanche across the valley and river from our cabin. We had gone to Cooke City to get something for dinner; but talking with a man that produces documentaries for BBC and the parks, I guess it shook the whole valley and really produced a loud roar that lasted quite a while.  200 miles  26 MPG

May 7, Day 7:  We left the cabins at 6:00 AM this morning and headed back into Lamar Valley.  At the first clearing on the left, we spotted a couple of Moose and were able to get a few shots of them.  A bison winter kill had been drug off into the flats near Soda Butte and there were two Bald Eagles among a flock of Ravens feeding on it.  Spotted a pair of Marmots in the rocks beside the road and was able to get a few shot of them.  Did a walking tour of the old Army post at Mammoth Hot Springs, then drove out of the North Entrance and into the town of Gardiner to purchase another case of water.  On the way back to Tower Junction we stopped and did a short hike to Wraith Waterfall and had lunch beside a beautiful little stream before heading back through Lamar.  At the bridge over Yellowstone River, we found a large crowd and stopped to find out what they were seeing.  A Grizzly sow and two cubs had just left the area, so we drove on and were rewarded with a couple of Bighorn rams at a salt lick about a mile down the road. 150 miles  25 MPG


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