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#17420 - 09/10/08 06:40 PM Best route through Yellowstone
Dee Dee Offline
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Registered: 01/25/06
Loc: Washington
I am going to be in Yellowstone on Sept 26. We only have 1 day and my main goal is getting photos of backgrounds for my wildlife paintings, but of course would also love to get some animals in those backgrounds, in the photos! I am hoping the elk will be in rut?

Does anyone have any suggestions on what is the best route to take for a 1 day drive, given there will be much stopping and photo taking, with the most scenic backgrounds and chances of seeing elk and other wildlife? Also less likely to have snow! I hear it could snow there in spots this time of year..?
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#17421 - 09/10/08 11:36 PM Re: Best route through Yellowstone [Re: Dee Dee]
Tony Bynum Offline
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Registered: 02/19/05
Loc: Montana
through west yellowstone up the madison river. . .

it's been snowing out here for a couple weeks now. it melts off but were getting snow in the high country on a daily basis. It will be cold then and you will see lots of photographers. . .

Good luck, and check out yellowstone.net, the forums there are dedicated to the park, lost of great info there. . .

Tony
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#17422 - 09/11/08 03:34 AM Re: Best route through Yellowstone [Re: Tony Bynum]
Dee Dee Offline
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Registered: 01/25/06
Loc: Washington
Thanks Tony! If we are coming from Bozeman, would we be taking the north entrance? I looked up Madison river, looks like a great area. I was wondering if we did go in the north entrance, if we'd have time to do just the smaller 70 mile loop or if there was somewhere off that loop worth the time to go to. Are there any places in that upper loop with exceptional scenery or more likely to see certain animals? I would like to get some elk if they will still be in rut then and bison, etc. I am doing a wildlife shoot the 3 days previous with all predators so would like to find some hooved critters in Yellowstone...how about sheep or goats, is there a good rocky spot?
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#17423 - 09/11/08 04:01 AM Re: Best route through Yellowstone [Re: Dee Dee]
Tony Bynum Offline
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Registered: 02/19/05
Loc: Montana
here's a good resource for you: http://www.maxwaugh.com/yellowstone/map.php

there are all the species in that loop/area you discuss. The reason I say the madison out of west yellowstone is because you mention elk as your goal. this area has lots of elk and you will be able to find them and get quite close. You will see elk from the north but you man not be able to get very close to them. . .
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#17424 - 09/12/08 01:52 PM Re: Best route through Yellowstone [Re: Tony Bynum]
jamesdak Offline
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Registered: 07/04/06
Loc: Eden (no really!)
Tony,

As usual you are a great help. I'm heading up there for a few days on the 18th and the map is an awesome resource, thanks!

Jim
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#17425 - 09/13/08 02:16 AM Re: Best route through Yellowstone [Re: jamesdak]
James Morrissey Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
Hey Dee Dee,

Congratulations on the upcoming trip. I will also be in Yellowstone (actually, Jackson at that point) on September 26th (I am flying in on the 25th). There are many places to photograph. Tony's map is exhaustive and very helpful. You may also want to come down to the Teton's. For example, Mormon Row, one of the perennial favorites, is the place they filmed the movie, "Shane." Schwabacher's landing is also a beautiful, classic place to view the Tetons, and occasionally there are moose there. The area around Mt. Moran also has tons of places to view wildlife (mostly elk, moose, coyote and some boids)that has remarkable vistas.

Cheers
James


Cheers
James
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#17426 - 09/20/08 10:19 PM Re: Best route through Yellowstone [Re: James Morrissey]
Randy T Offline
Tracker

Registered: 04/04/07
Loc: Wisconsin
I was in the Tetons yesterday and my 1st stop was at the Mormon Barns.



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#17427 - 09/21/08 01:24 AM Re: Best route through Yellowstone [Re: Randy T]
James Morrissey Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
Hey Randy,

Thanks for sharing. I am heading up next week. I am jealous that you are getting the full moon in the morning. I expect that by the time I get out there it will be gone. Oh well.

James
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#17428 - 09/25/08 12:45 PM Re: Best route through Yellowstone [Re: James Morrissey]
James Morrissey Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
Hey Guys,

I am getting on a plane in a couple of hours for Jackson Hole. I am VERY excited. I will touch base periodically to see how things are going. Looks like I lucked out with the flight as the weather tomorrow (the day I was originally supposed to fly out) looks pretty horrid and they are already expecting delays.

Cheers
James
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#17429 - 09/27/08 08:54 PM Re: Best route through Yellowstone [Re: James Morrissey]
James Morrissey Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
Hey Guys,

Got here on Thursday evening, unfortunately, I missed sunset. Yesterday was great though. After a rather pedestrian sunrise at Oxbow bend, we had the opportunity to see a rather large bull moose crossing the stream. I got some nice shots that I will share when I get back to the City.

I also saw a great horned owl for the first time ever. It was getting dark, and the images are noisy (taken mostly at 1600), but I believe usable - and did I mention that it was a first for me?????? LOL. What a cool experience seeing him jump off that tree and loop around.

This morning I was at Schwabacher's....I got there only 20 minutes before sunrise and the 'prime spots' were all taken. LOL, it was another not so amazing sun rise though, so I was not too disappointed. I will go there again later this week.

James
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