3800 miles #2

roaddog52roaddog52 Major grinsIn the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 822Registered Users Major grins
edited November 11, 2016 in Journeys
Continuing our Journey, we gathered for a group shot of old friends.

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Traveling 50 miles south to YNP, my main goal was to share one of my favorite NP's with 1st time visitors from Connecticut. We established a base in Gardiner MT at the north entrance, then set out to show off this beautiful park.

The Roosevelt Gate entry has recently been changed and you can now bypass the entry where traffic gets backed up as people pose for pictures, which also makes it safer for pedestrians.

#1 Roosevelt Gate. Cell phone image

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As you head up the Gardiner River in route for Mammoth Hot Springs you will pass through a small canyon area that is a hang-out for Bighorn sheep.

#2 Camouflage.

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Passing through The Park Headquarters area in Mammoth, you can generally count on a traffic jam due to the resident elk herd.

#3 Elk Jam (not for toast)

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Heading east at the junction in Mammoth will take you out towards the Blacktail lakes and Blacktail Plateau

These 2 large bulls were tussling over who had access to a dust wallow.

#4 Bullfight. captured at a bit over 100 yards, with massive crop

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Between the Blacktail Lakes and tower junction is a one way dirt road that 90% of the visitors pass by. There is great fall color on this road and I typically find good wildlife shots also.

#5 aspen

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Reconnecting with the main road we head for Tower Falls, just a ways past Tower Junction

#6 Tower Falls, cell phone image

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To be continued.
I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!

Comments

  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,458Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 11, 2016
    Lovely photos looking forward to more
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  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 822Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 11, 2016
    Lovely photos looking forward to more

    Thank you for the comment. I need to start incorporating more people images, like you have on your post.

    Phil
    I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

    Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!
  • captnemocaptnemo Depth defying Posts: 156Registered Users Major grins

    People smeeple the Elk and Big horns are more interesting :smile:
    Nice work

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