motel car camp: yellowstone wolf-watching - February 25, 2016

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How about joining in for some winter wolf-watching in Yellowstone Park? It just doesn't get much better than that-assuming we see some wolves, of course :-) (no guarantees, but no failures yet in about 1/2 dozen trips over the years). We'll motel it in Gardiner, MT, and drive from there into the Park each day on the only road in Yellowstone kept open in winter: the one between Gardiner and Cooke City, a few miles east of the northeast entrance. We might see wolves anywhere along that road, but the most likely place is Lamar Valley. A few noteworthy considerations: We'll get up very early each morning (about 4:30-5:00am) and the mornings will be spectacularly cold (maybe zero to 20 below). The best way to find wolves is to drive the road, so we won't spend much time hiking, snowshoeing or whatever. The drive to Gardiner in the winter is about 500 miles since we can't go through the Park to get there; so we will leave Thursday evening, Feb 25, and drive about halfway that night. We'll need to leave no later than 5-6pm, but could leave much earlier and drive farther, depending on the group's interest and availability. Robert Turner and Julie Kilgore will be your co-organizers. Contact one of them for more details and to register.

Organizer:Robert Turner; Julie Kilgore
Phone:Robert: 801-560-3378; Julie: 801-244-3323
Date:Thu Feb 25 2016 — Sun Feb 28 2016
Meeting Place:Registration required

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