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Old 05-18-2012, 03:09 PM   #15
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We are planning the same trip and was looking to leave in late July. Now we will postpone for about one + months.
Maybe we'll run into each other. We'll be the obvious newbies with the black Winnie. 😃
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:32 PM   #16
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While a few of the campgrounds close in Sept, the good news is quite a few of the stores put items on clearance to clean out before winter!!

If the weather is warm, like it was last September, you might want to check out the swimming hole on the Firehole Canyon Drive. (one way south, from Madison Junction) The water is warmed from runoff from geyser basins upstream so it is very pleasant! If you prefer hot springs, the only legitimate hot spring you can get in is along the road between Mammoth and Gardiner right at the 45th Parallel. Parking on the east side of the road.

Neither the swimming hole or 'Boiling River' are on official maps, but they allow access when rivers are not high. I've spent 20 years taking groups of teachers through the area.
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We are planning the same trip and was looking to leave in late July. Now we will postpone for about one + months.
End of August, early September for us also.
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You've gotten lots of good info here.

We were in YS last year (2011) from 9/9 through 9/14 at Fishing Bridge CG. Had reservations for 2 more nights, but since this was our 3rd trip to YS we left early to be able to spend 3 nights in the Tetons. Also, we knew this wouldn't be our last trip out that way and next time we'll spend even more time in some places.

The closest thing to snow we had was a brief (2 or so minutes) of driving at high elevations on the east side when the windshield on the Jeep looked like someone had thrown a couple of cups of shaved ice onto it. While we were there, the daytime temps were still running above normal. The elk hadn't come down for the rut, yet. This September, who knows? But barring some freak storm you're not likely to get enough snow to cause you a problem.

Have a wonderful trip. We envy you lucky ones who are going to one of our favorite parts of the country. Wish we were going back again this year. Maybe next Spring. That's the only season when we haven't been to YS. Want to see all the babies.
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Wish we were going back again this year. Maybe next Spring. That's the only season when we haven't been to YS. Want to see all the babies.
Which Spring? Ours in Cincinnati came early, in early March. In YNP the road between Tower Falls and Canyon is still closed due to snow until May 25. I've been on mountain tops in July and August where the snow is just receding and 'spring' is just arriving for the uncovered plants and small animals!

Over the years, I've picked up some real 'pearls of wisdom' at pull outs and overlooks.

(overheard) "Son, see that deer? it will grow into an elk then become a moose."

A number of times over the years I've had people tell me, "What a waste, spending all that money to reseed after the fires of '88." Sometimes I've explained that the seratinous cones on the lodgepole pines hold seeds for years and only release them in fire, so they self seed. Other times I just agree with them and walk on.

Sometimes its fun to point out that people are standing on one of the largest volcanoes on earth and it erupts about every 600,000 years. After they absorb that fact, if they don't ask the question, I add, "Yep, last eruption was 640,000 years ago." Then walk off.

Another stunt my groups have done through the years is on the boardwalks, stop and point at the geyser/hot spring run off. When someone asks what you're pointing at, you tell them, "Geyser fish that live in boiling water. -- pre-cooked!"
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A few yrs ago we spent mid Sept to late Oct touring Yellowstone, the Tetons & Jackson Hole. Also the Nat'l Parks Utah, & New Mexico. Its the best travel time for weather cold at night beautiful during the days, the very high elevations may have snow. Just pay attention to the weather and head back on a southern route.
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Yellowstone is amazing, any time of year. Go, then go back again. It never gets boring, and few will see it all.

Campgrounds can be tough. In the park, most won't handle big rigs, or pack you in @sshole to elbow. There are some nice places in and outside of west yellowstone.

Jackson is tough. kinda a howty towty town, few campgrounds. Still a very nice destination, but they prefer those who stay in hotels. last time i was there, I stayed in utah.
Which was vary nice BTW,, other than having to climb teton pass to get anywhere. Teton pass was fun in the jeep, a real beetch when I did it in a class A gasser...

There arre also a lot of very nice places to see and visit on the utah side of yellowstone (or was it Idaho???)
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