Trip Pictures

Snow

Snow

Digging snow cave

Snow cave

Snow Cave

Digging snow cave

Tracy

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep

Yellowstone River

Yellowstone

Tracy @ Yellowstone

River

North-east entrance

Absarokas

Absarokas

Bighorn Sheep

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

Bison chicken

Snow

Roof avalanche

Snow

Cooke City

Yellowstone

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The weekend of 18 Mar 11, Tracy and I took a drive up to Yellowstone.  Tracy wanted to see

Yellowstone in the winter again, so we made the long drive up to the north entrance.  We

spent Thursday night in Rexburg, ID, and on Friday we drove to Gardiner, MT.  On the way,

we stopped and I tried to see if I could build a snow cave.  I worked at it for a while, but there

was only about 3 feet of snow, so it was going to take longer than I wanted to spend to make a

real snow cave.  I dug in a little, and primarily learned that I would need to be sure to wear my

snow pants to keep from getting cold and wet if I ever tried to dig another snow cave.  We

drove around the park a little on Friday, and spent the night in Gardiner.  On Saturday we

hiked a little near the north entrance, but there was snow a mile or so up the trail, and the

snow-free section of the trail got really muddy, so we only spent an hour or so out on the trail.

We did see a lot of bighorn sheep, though, so that was nice.  After hiking, we drove into Lamar

Valley to look for wolves and bears.  There was supposed to be a grizzly on a bison kill, but by

the time we got there he had evidently finished his 3 day feast about an hour earlier, so we

never saw him.  We did see one wolf on Saturday, but then it started snowing quite a bit, so we

drove on into Cooke City for the night.  On Sunday we drove back into the park and saw an

entire wolf pack of about 6 wolves.  That was nice.  After that, we headed out for the long drive

back home.  I enjoy Yellowstone, but it's hard to get there in the winter, and there's not much

else to do once you've already seen the wolves.  I've said this before, but I don't much feel like

we need to go back to Yellowstone in the winter.  I would like to hike some of the park trails in

the north-west corner of the park, though, so maybe we can do some of that this summer.