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Finally getting to Yellowstone #10279
09/05/07 03:10 PM
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Ok, bills be damned I'm not missing another fall at Yellowstone. So, I'm heading up the 20th through the 22nd. Planning to camp on the west side and will set up a reservation soon. Main objective is wildlife with some thought to scouting locations to shoot in a later winter trip. Then I'm going back up a week or two later to shoot the Tetons. That will be according to color conditions. I'll only have two days there each time so any suggestions for maximizing my shooting will be appreciated. A 400/5.6 on the 30D is my long setup although I do have 1.4x t-con to use in an emergency. I'll be looking for Elk shots as I don't have too many decent shots of them. Love to get some wolves but realize my setup is a bit short for that unless I get lucky. Might have betters odds getting them during a winter shoot. Anyway, suggestions welcome as this is my first trip to the park. Oh yeah, and as I found out in Glacier 2 months ago. My screwed up knees are only good for about 3 miles if there is any kind of decline. So, keep in mind I'm not capable of long hikes anymore.

Re: Finally getting to Yellowstone [Re: jamesdak] #10280
09/05/07 04:46 PM
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You can stay close to the road, along the madison river out of west yellowstone clear to madison junction. That area will offer lots of good elk shooting, if you can find a spot among all the 500 and 600 mm canons . . . be prepared for a very chaotic encounter with masses of head strong photographers. Also, prepare yourself for follow the rules of the park there will be people who will jump down your back if they think youre too close, even if youre not.

I'm not saying this to discourage you I'm telling you this so you'll be mentally prepared. . .

Good luck and post few when you get back. . .

Re: Finally getting to Yellowstone [Re: Tony Bynum] #10281
09/06/07 12:18 PM
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Quote:

if you can find a spot among all the 500 and 600 mm canons




Tony,
sounds like the sidelines of an NFL game! We don't seem to have that problem when we shoot in the Everglades .

Seriously, Jim, I envy you. It should be a great trip and I'm looking forward to seeing some images when you get back.

Jim


Jim Garvie
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Re: Finally getting to Yellowstone [Re: Tony Bynum] #10282
09/06/07 02:40 PM
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Tony,

Yeah, I've been warned about the crowds before and think that's one reason I've never tried too hard to get there despite it being only about a 4 hour drive. I love being alone in the wilds while I shoot. But occasionally I've just got to suck it up and go with the masses.
Here in Utah I can drive 15 minutes from the house and start shooting wildlife with no one around. Give me a chance at shots like this which I got last Sunday morning. I'll take this over church anyday, LOL!

Re: Finally getting to Yellowstone [Re: jamesdak] #10283
09/07/07 12:27 AM
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Nice moose. I like the grain in the shot. Let us know how you do in Yellowstone.

Re: Finally getting to Yellowstone [Re: Marty Everhard] #10284
09/07/07 10:56 PM
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I don't think the light could have been anymore perfect on that moose! Excellent shot!

Re: Finally getting to Yellowstone [Re: Julie] #10285
09/08/07 04:39 AM
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We will be heading that way the 22nd, I posted on this site and got this reply. http://www.yellowstone-natl-park.com/wwwboard/messages2/4016.htm

Re: Finally getting to Yellowstone [Re: gll] #10286
09/08/07 12:53 PM
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Hey Gary,

We will be in Yellowstone/Grand Teton as of the 21st. We will be staying at the 3 Bears Inn in West Yellowstone the 23rd and 24th ($59/night), and moving up to Mammoth on the 25th. The rest of the time, we will be down in the Tetons (which is my preferred haunt...fewer crowds and better landscapes).

James

Re: Finally getting to Yellowstone [Re: James Morrissey] #10287
09/08/07 04:20 PM
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James
We are planning to pull a trailer and stay in Gros Ventre campground. they don't take reservations so I hope to be there, our plans are very loose so we may go into YNP, I would like to find a grizzly and it sounds like Dunraven area is best and its a good little drive to make every day fron GTNP. but I agree I love the Tetons best.
not sure if we will be one week or two yet, We should be in a white Dodge 3/4 ton pickup with a topper and Texas tags, give us a holler.
Gary & Debbie

Re: Finally getting to Yellowstone [Re: gll] #10288
09/08/07 04:38 PM
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When we were there we saw the most bears (Grizzly and Blacks) between Canyon and Tower Junction, but this was in the spring,, we also stayed at Gros Ventre. Grandson didn't believe me when I told him how it was pronounced,, LOL, DAve

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