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Northwestern Wyoming: A Fall Visit to Yellowstone

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A September 2001 trip to Wyoming by little feather II

Mammoth Hot Springs Photo, Wyoming, United States More Photos
Quote: Our fall trip to northwest Wyoming included a visit to Mammoth Hot Springs to view geysers and hot springs; a snowy drive through Yellowstone to capture up-close photos of elk, buffalo, moose and bear and time in the Grand Tetons.

Northwestern Wyoming: A Fall Visit to Yellowstone

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Overview

Mammoth Hot Springs Photo, Wyoming, United States
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You will see an unparalleled array of thermal phenomena—geysers, hot springs, mud pots, and steam vents. These provide evidence that Yellowstone National Park is still an active volcano. The drive through Yellowstone National Park provided rare opportunities to photograph the wildlife. Our Yukon’s sunroof provided an excellent way for me to stand up and get great close-ups of the buffalo, moose and bear and still have the safety of the car. South of the Park, along highway 191 there are three main turnouts to view the Grand Tetons and take photos. The northern most turnout is the Snake River sight. The mountain view with the Snake River in the foreground is our favorite and it wa...Read More

Anchorage Resort and Yacht Club

Hotel | "Inn at Jackson Hole"

Anchorage Resort and Yacht Club Photo, Key Largo, Florida
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The studio had the bedroom in a loft above the living room. The washroom was on the first floor. This was not convenient for us. The wood-burning fireplace in the living room was nice and felt good on the cool evenings.

This was an inn in the ski resort area. It was worn and not too clean. We would not return to this Inn. It was overpriced.

We looked in Jackson Hole and found some nice motels downtown for approx. $100. a night. We will stay in Jackson Hole next time.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on October 5, 2001

Anchorage Resort and Yacht Club
107800 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, Florida 33037
(305) 451-0500

Buffalo Photo, Wyoming, United States
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Yellowstone National Park is home to many large mammals. In the Mammoth Hot Springs area we saw wolves, elk and bison. On our exit from Yellowstone and on our entrance to Grand Tetons National Park, we saw a moose cow and her calf grazing. On the back road to Teton Village we saw two black bears in a bush eating huckleberries.

I was able to capture close-up photos of these Big mammals that roam this area that we did not see are grizzly bears, bighorn sheep and pronghorn. Maybe next time we will see them. Yellowstone affords visitors a great opportunity to view and photograph mammals in the wild.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 5, 2001

Autumn's Breeding Season for elk

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Elk Bull Photo, Wyoming, United States
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September and October are the breeding season for Yellowstone National Park’s elk. It is the home to the largest concentration of elk in the world. We saw three bull elk in the Mammoth Hot Springs area of the park on our evening drive, September 6. During the autumn, the big males or bulls, prepare for "the rut" or mating season. They thrash trees with their antlers and tip their heads back to release a full-throated bugle that can be heard for miles around. We only saw herds of elk in the far distance. The best time to see and photograph the elk is near dusk. They frequently come to water- holes to quench their thirst during this time. These large mammals are an awesome sight! ...Read More

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The Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Tetons Photo, Wyoming, United States
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We enjoyed our stay in Teton Village, Wyoming. It was a good location for day trips to view and photograph the Grand Teton Mountains. There are three main turnouts. We prefer the Snake River turnout for photographs. The ancient Snake River engorged with snow and glacial melt waters twisting through the valley, begins in Teton National Park near Yellowstone and goes south down Jackson Hole, eventually joining the Columbia River which flows into the Pacific Ocean. The Shoshone Indians named the Teton Mountains, ‘Teewinot’ or mountains of many pinnacles. The highest peak is 13,700 feet. The French Canadian fur trappers called these mountains ‘Les Trois Teton’ or 3 breasts. The Grand...Read More

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