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Old 05-07-2011, 08:14 AM   #1
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Yellowstone today

Since I live next to Yellowstone and less than a mile from the gate I thought I would post some of my day rides. I am in quite often sometimes just an evening ride for a sunset, or early morning run looking for animals. I almost always carry a camera, usually two or three. My tankbag has a G11 in it for convenience, for large animals I use a Canon D50 with a 100-400 L series or the 400 5.6 L. Both areeasy to carry on a bike and a lot more portable than the 600 f4. I prefer Nikon, but there portable longer lenses are junk, or large like the 600. I consider bikes to be like flyrods, you need more than one so there are times I am on a RT for comfort and warmth, a F650 for crappy road conditions or an Old airhead just for fun.




This is some of the stuff I see

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Old 05-07-2011, 08:18 AM   #2
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great thread
nice pictures
hope that you'll "EXPAND" your offerings for us here

thanks for sharing
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:20 AM   #3
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Awesome start...

I want more...
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:24 AM   #4
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more please

I would like to see more of your photography.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:32 AM   #5
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Yesterday, May 6 2011

So yesterday was the opening of the interior of the Park to auto, and motorbike traffic. Though I didn't see any other bikes, and the few folks I talked to thought I was crazy. Plowing operatins are still ongoing, some snow and ice left. Where I was headed was Canyon, hayden valley and Sylvan Pass.

Passed a small snowblower on the side of the road

I think he had better knobbies

Sometimes felt like I could use chains

The big drift in the middle of Hayden,

Hayden is a high elevation,8000' valley in the center of Yellowstone, in the summer it is filled with Bison, and has one of the largest concentration of Grizzly Bears in the lower 48

View North in Hayden along the Yellowstone

It was a rather cold day, upper thirties is all with a strong westerly wind, spitting snow at times. Many of the pullouts were barely plowed and narrow.

Yellowstone Lake was just starting to thaw around the edges, but only where inlets helped break up the ice.

On the way up to Sylvan Pass the evidence of wind drifting was carved into the Sine Wave created by a rotary plow, maybe the same one sitting at the bottom.

On the way back just below Fishing Bridge a large Grizzly had the remains of a Bison carcass pulled up to the edge of the river and was ahaving a early spring meal. A raven sitting by waitng his turn

I had ridden about 140 miles in the cold by then and the weather was lowering and looking worse, so that was yesterday. Today awoke to 37 degrees and a cold driving rain. First rain storm of the year, spring must be coming. Hasn't rained up here since last October.

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Old 05-07-2011, 02:59 PM   #6
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:19 PM   #7
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You can put pics up anytime!
Live one mile from the gates??? I'm jealous!!!!
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:34 PM   #8
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Thanks for the great photos. I will be taking my girls to Yellowstone this summer....There will probably be a little more traffic then
But the camping should be a little warmer
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:45 PM   #9
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:01 PM   #10
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Fantastic photographs! More please.

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Old 05-07-2011, 07:02 PM   #11
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Spent two years in the Jackson yellowstone area and always thought this is the best time of year, no people!!!!!!
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:45 PM   #12
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Stayed overnight in West Yellowstone in 77, on the way back to NJ from Glacier. Nice country.
Met Buck Jones, cowboy actor, there.
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:03 AM   #13
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Camped in Yellowstone in the early '80's, can't remember exactly where but there was still snow on the ground in July! It's where we learned we had really crappy sleeping bags. In the morning while firing up the old Coleman Stove (from the '60's) the people in the motorhome stepped out an commented, "OOOh, it's chilly out here!"
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:07 AM   #14
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liked the your pic of the bear/s
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:26 AM   #15
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Is Beartooth usually open this time of year??

NICE pics BTW!
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