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Yellowstone next week. Any advice?

Started by Pansyman, August 08, 2020, 04:52:56 AM

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Pansyman

Wife and I are heading out to escape the heat and humidity of E. Tn. For a week or so.
Staying at a lodge in Montana for a few days to do some floaty boaty trips.
Then heading down to West Yellowstone for five days.
I know better than to try and pet the fuzzy cows but any other advice from the brain trust on dos and donts
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Onslow

August 08, 2020, 05:46:01 AM #1 Last Edit: August 08, 2020, 06:57:12 AM by Onslow
I would make an effort to lodge, camp, or be in this general area to watch the sunrise. I camped near hear once in the Fall off an old NF road.  A million dollar view of the Grand Teton can be had here, and the sunrise experienced was second to none. I also remember some monstrous grouse fighting in the middle of aforementioned rd.     https://goo.gl/maps/gkAiegcGevedDmQf7


Call the park ahead of time to inquire about ticket, and traffic. Some parks have interesting entry protocols. This ain't the Smokies, and if nothing has changed you will need to purchase passes, and it may be best to purchase them in advance.

While the falls are interesting, as well as the smelly earth farts, the Alpine plateau topography of this place should be explored.  Not sure if your crew is into hiking, but there are lots of opportunity for wildlife viewing if one plans well.  I did a drive by due to time constraints, and regret not spending more time on the west half of the road loop.

Take a side trip up Rt. 212 into Montana, and drive to Red Lodge. You will be on the southern edge of the Asbaroka highland lakes area. The mountains here are stunning.

greg

Been about 20 years since I have been but in the park hopper and dropper always seemed to work in August. Have a good trip.

jwgnc

August 08, 2020, 09:43:45 AM #3 Last Edit: August 08, 2020, 12:42:19 PM by Woolly Bugger Reason: Inserting attached photo
I'd check the board outside Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone.  They post river conditions and hatches.

https://www.blueribbonflies.com/fishing-report/

If you buy a Montana License, try Three Dollar Bridge on the Madison below Quake Lake.  (bring 3 one dollar bills).

If you go into the park, leave real early.  Here's the gate at 1038 eastern from the WebCam https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm

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troutrus

August 08, 2020, 15:22:33 PM #4 Last Edit: August 17, 2020, 10:43:08 AM by Woolly Bugger
Stay on the boardwalks around the thermal pools. They're a little warmer than the hotel hot tub.


https://www.bhpioneer.com/three-mistakenly-jump-into-yellowstone-thermal-pool-one-killed/article_3e62d5e5-fd0d-5fc7-9fb2-bd30deae53fb.html

Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Phil

"I'd check the board outside Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone.  They post river conditions and hatches.
https://www.blueribbonflies.com/fishing-report/
If you buy a Montana License, try Three Dollar Bridge on the Madison below Quake Lake.  (bring 3 one dollar bills)."

There's good advice there, did both of 'em and did well. The Madison kicks ass. I also did well on the Lamar (not right at Buffalo Ford) and the Slough for cutts.

Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Rhody

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Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

troutrus

These make a nice memento.
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Woolly Bugger

You cannot see attachments on this board.
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!


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