Welcome! On this site you will find trip reports from my various wildlife-watching visits to Yellowstone National Park. The reports run from 1999 to the present. I started this website with the help of my friend, photographer Doug Dance. He created it for me and taught me how to use it. I originally posted each report in two versions; a "pretty colors" version and a "printer-friendly" version. However, as I add to it, I am now running out of space so I have had to delete one version or another of the older reports. So don't be surprised if you can no longer find both versions of a report you may have read before.

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Wendy's book recommendations:

FOR THE LOVE OF YELLOWSTONE - by Doug Dance (a coffee-table book)

"For The Love Of Yellowstone"

ONCE AROUND THE SUN - IN YELLOWSTONE by Doug Dance (a coffee-table book)
"Once Around The Sun - in Yellowstone"

WILD ABOUT YELLOWSTONE by Doug Dance and Bob Weselmann (a coffee-table book)
"Wild About Yellowstone"

OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN by Dr. Elaine Billmire (a mystery/thriller novel set in a children's hospital)
"Other People's Children"

20 WEST by Mac Nelson (all about America's great road, Route 20)
"20 West"

DEATH IN YELLOWSTONE (an historical compilation) by Lee Whittlesey
"Death In Yellowstone"

Books make great gifts!


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2018 SUMMER VISIT - PART TWO - BISON LIVES MATTER: July 5-10

  
DAY 1 - Thursday, July 5 THE GIFT OF BISON
DAY 2 - Friday, July 6 1048M TAKES A STROLL
DAY 3 - Saturday, July 7 A BANNER DAY
DAY 4 - Sunday, July 8 A JOURNEY SOUTH
DAY 5 - Monday, July 9 MEANWHILE, IN ROUND PRAIRIE...
DAY 6 - Tuesday, July 10 MAMA WOULD BE PROUD

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2018 SUMMER VISIT - PART ONE: June 4-13

  
INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Monday, June 4 GREAT GREEN
DAY 2 - Tuesday, June 5 JUNCTION MORNING
DAY 3 - Wednesday, June 6 996M and ROSE CREEK HIKE
DAY 4 - Thursday, June 7 926F AND THE THREE BEARS
DAY 5 - Friday, June 8 DISTANT WAPITIS
DAY 6 - Saturday, June 9 SMALL DOT AND CRANES
DAY 7 - Sunday, June 10 926 DELIVERS
DAY 8 - Monday, June 11 A WOLFLESS DAY
DAY 9 - Tuesday, June 12 HEADS UP/HEADS DOWN
DAY 10 - Wednesday, June 13 A SILVER FOX

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APRIL 17-20, 2018

DENNING SEASON


  
DAY 1 - Tuesday, April 17 THE JUNCTIONS AT SLOUGH
DAY 2 - Wednesday, April 18 MORE DENNING ACTIVITY
DAY 3 - Thursday, April 19 HELLROARING HUNT AND BOULDER CARCASS
DAY 4 - Friday, April 20 NEWBORN BISON CALF

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December 2017-January 2018

ENDLESS SNOW CHRISTMAS SEASON TRIP

  
WINTER DAY TRIP - Sunday, December 17 MOLLIES IN LAMAR
DAY 1 - Tuesday, December 26 WELCOME SURPRISE
DAY 2 - Wednesday, December 27 THE LAMAR PACK
DAY 3 - Thursday, December 28 CALVIN FINDS THE PROSPECTS
DAY 4 - Friday, December 29 SLOUGH CREEK AND ELK CREEK
DAY 5 - Saturday, December 30 THE JUNCTIONS
DAY 6 - Sunday, December 31 DORA FINDS THE LAMARS
DAY 7 - Monday, January 1 CALVIN FINDS THE 8-MILES
DAY 8 - Tuesday, January 2 TWO PACK DAY!

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October 17-20, 2017

THE JUNCTIONS IN LAMAR

  
DAY 1 - Tuesday, October 17 READY TO RELAX
DAY 2 - Wednesday, October 18 ELK CHASE AND CRYSTAL HIKE
DAY 3 - Thursday, October 19 NEW CARCASS AND BEAVER PONDS
DAY 4 - Friday, October 20 A WOLF CONVERGENCE

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July 20-25, 2017

SECOND VISIT, SUMMER 2017

  
DAY 1 - Thursday, July 20 WAPITI WELCOME
DAY 2 - Friday, July 21 MORNING WITH FOG AND PUPS
DAY 3 - Saturday, July 22 MOM COMES HOME
DAY 4 - Sunday, July 23 CARCASSES OLD AND NEW
DAY 5 - Monday, July 24 WAPITI WEALTH
DAY 6 - Tuesday, July 25 A JUNCTION MORNING

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June 30-July 5 2017

SORE KNEE TRIP, SUMMER 2017

  
DAY 1 -Friday, June 30 SUMMER SIGHTS
DAY 2 - Saturday, July 1 A WOLFLESS DAY
DAY 3 - Sunday, July 2 STILL WOLFLESS
DAY 4 - Monday, July 3 HELPFUL HUNTER
DAY 5 - Tuesday, July 4 A CHANGE IN LUCK
DAY 6 - Wednesday, July 5 A JUNCTION SENDOFF

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APRIL 18-21, 2017

  
DAY 1 - Tuesday, April 18 A GREAT START
DAY 2 - Wednesday, April 19 A FULL DAY
DAY 3 - Thursday, April 20 ALMOST LIKE OLD TIMES
DAY 4 - Friday, April 21 SNOW AGAIN!

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Christmas Trip 2016 - December 21-30

GOOD PROSPECTS

  
DAY 1 - Wednesday, December 21 A GOOD OMEN
DAY 2 - Thursday, December 22 LAMARS & A COUGAR KILL
DAY 3 - Friday, December 23 LEDGE TRAIL & BUFFALO FORD
DAY 4 - Saturday, December 24 THE PROSPECT INVASION
DAY 5 - Sunday, December 25 THE LAMARS REGROUP
DAY 6 - Monday, December 26 PEREGRINE TO SLOUGH
DAY 7 - Tuesday, December 27 PERIPATETIC PROSPECTS
DAY 8 - Wednesday, December 28 THE BLACK YEARLING
DAY 9 - Thursday, December 29 A PIGMY OWL
DAY 10 - Friday, December 30 FULL CIRCLE

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SHIFTING ALLEGIANCES

October 11-14, 2016

  
DAY 1 - Tuesday, October 11 PEACE AND QUIET
DAY 2 - Wednesday, October 12 BOULDER AND ANTELOPE
DAY 3 - Thursday, October 13 TRIPLE PLAY
DAY 4 - Friday, October 14 POWER ISSUES

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2016 SUMMER WEEKEND TRIP; July 22-25

  
DAY 1 - Friday, July 22 LATE-DAY DRIVING
DAY 2 - Saturday, July 23 SOUTHERN CHANGE
DAY 3 - Sunday, July 24 FATHER'S DAY
DAY 4 - Monday, July 25 PUPPY PLAY

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SUMMER 2016: June 24-July 5

THE JUNCTION PUPS AT SLOUGH

  
DAY 1 -Friday, June 24 JUNCTION PUP
DAY 2 - Saturday, June 25 SLOUGH SIGHTS
DAY 3 - Sunday, June 26 LAMAR SURPRISE
DAY 4 - Monday, June 27 THREE BEARS
DAY 5 - Tuesday, June 28 THREE WOLVES
DAY 6 - Wednesday, June 29 PUPS IN SUN - LAMARS IN RAIN
DAY 7 - Thursday, June 30 AN EASTERN ADVENTURE
DAY 8 - Friday, July 1 A WESTERN ADVENTURE
DAY 9 - Saturday, July 2 TWO PACKS AGAIN!
DAY 10 - Sunday, July 3 A BISON BEAR
DAY 11 - Monday, July 4 FOGGY DAY - PUPPY EVENING
DAY 12 - Tuesday, July 5 PUPPY PARADE

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EARLY SPRING: MAY 3-6, 2016

  
INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Tuesday, May 3 THE SLOUGH DEN
DAY 2 - Wednesday, May 4 FIRST PUP SIGHTING!
DAY 3 - Thursday, May 5 LAMARS AND JUNCTIONS
DAY 4 - Friday, May 6 MYSTERIOUS MOLLIE

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Christmas Trip 2015-2016 - December 26-Jan 2

  
DAY 1 - Saturday, December 26 ROUND PRAIRIE ROMP
DAY 2 - Sunday, December 27 SODA BUTTE EAST
DAY 3 - Monday, December 28 LOST AND FOUND
DAY 4 - Tuesday, December 29 FULL COUNT
DAY 5 - Wednesday, December 30 THE INJURED BULL
DAY 6 - Thursday, December 31 A TALE OF TWO PACKS
DAY 7 - Friday, January 1 SURPRISE VISITORS
DAY 8 - Saturday, January 2 BISON TESTING

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October 20-23, 2015

SHORT OCTOBER VISIT

  
DAY 1 - Tuesday, October 20 FIRST DAY LUCK
DAY 2 - Wednesday, October 21 ALL DAY JUNCTIONS
DAY 3 - Thursday, October 22 WOLVES IN THE MIST
DAY 4 - Friday, October 23 THREE DOG LAST DAY

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July 10-12, 2015

JULY WEEKEND TRIP

  
DAY 1 - Friday, July 10 A BEAUTIFUL EVENING
DAY 2 - Saturday, July 11 THE WAPITIS
DAY 3 - Sunday, July 12 WOLVES AND KESTRELS

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June 23-30 2015

JUNE VISIT - PART TWO

  
INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Tuesday, June 23 MORE BEARS!
DAY 2 - Wednesday, June 24 MISSING THE LAMARS
DAY 3 - Thursday, June 25 SLIM PICKINGS
DAY 4 - Friday, June 26 755M DELIVERS
DAY 5 - Saturday, June 27 WOLFLESS BUT NOT FRIENDLESS
DAY 6 - Sunday, June 28 RIDING IN THE BEARTOOTH
DAY 7 - Monday, June 29 WAPITI WOLVES
DAY 8 - Tuesday, June 30 BUGGED OUT

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JUNE 13-16, 2015

PART I - FAMILY VISIT

  
DAY 1 - Saturday, June 13 FINALLY! GOOD WEATHER
DAY 2 - Sunday, June 14 EVEN MORE BEARS!
DAY 3 - Monday, June 15 WOLVES AT LAST
DAY 4 - Tuesday, June 16 A CLOSER LOOK

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April 11-15, 2015

UNPREDICTABLE APRIL

  
INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Saturday, April 11 ONE LAMAR PUP
DAY 2 - Sunday, April 12 JUNCTIONS
DAY 3 - Monday, April 13 MOLLIES!
DAY 4 - Tuesday, April 14 MAGICAL MORNING
DAY 5 - Wednesday, April 15 APRIL SNOW

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December 26, 2014-January 3, 2015

A COLD AND SNOWY CHRISTMAS

  
DAY 1 - Friday, December 26 WOLFY WELCOME
DAY 2 - Saturday, December 27 REGIME CHANGE FOR JUNCTION
DAY 3 - Sunday, December 28 THE BRAVE SPIKE
DAY 4 - Monday, December 29 LAMAR FAMILY TIME
DAY 5 - Tuesday, December 30 36 BELOW!
DAY 6 - Wednesday, December 31 LUCKY SPOT
DAY 7 - Thursday, January 1 WOLF VARIETY
DAY 8 - Friday, January 2 PROSPECTS AND LAMARS
DAY 9 - Saturday, January 3 LAMAR LAST LOOK

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SLIM PICKINGS - OCTOBER 2014

October 11-15

  
DAY ONE Saturday, Oct 11
DAY TWO Sunday, Oct 12
DAY THREE Monday, Oct 13
DAY FOUR Tuesday, Oct 14
DAY FIVE Wednesday, Oct 15

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SUMMER VISIT 2014

Part Two - June 13 through 22

  
DAY 1 Friday, June 13
DAY 2 Saturday, June 14
DAY 3 Sunday, June 15
DAY 4 Monday, June 16
DAY 5 Tuesday, June 17
DAY 6 Wednesday, June 18
DAY 7 Thursday, June 19
DAY 8 Friday, June 20
DAY 9 Saturday, June 21
DAY 10 Sunday, June 22

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SUMMER VISIT 2014

Part One - June 2 through 7

  
DAY 1 - Monday, June 2 GREAT GREEN
DAY 2 - Tuesday, June 3 FUN WITH DOUG AND HELEN
DAY 3 - Wednesdy, June 4 LAKE LUNCH
DAY 4 - Thursday, June 5 AM WOLVES, PM BEARS
DAY 5 - Friday, June 6 FOOTBRIDGE MORNING
DAY 6 - Saturday, June 7 BLACKTAIL SURPRISE

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YELLOWSTONE IN MARCH

March 16-19, 2014

  
INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Sunday, March 16 NOT SO MUDDY MUD SEASON
DAY 2 - Monday, March 17 BLIZZARD!
DAY 3 - Tuesday, March 18 WOLVES IN VIEW
DAY 4 - Wednesday, March 19 TOO LATE

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December 26, 2013 - January 2, 2014

ANNUAL HOLIDAY VISIT

  
DAY 1 - Thursday, December 26 CHRISTMAS MOOSE
DAY 2 - Friday, December 27 TWO PACKS!
DAY 3 - Saturday, December 28 CARCASS CARTING
DAY 4 - Sunday, December 29 HELLO, HANDSOME
DAY 5 - Monday, December 30 THE JUNCTIONS
DAY 6 - Tuesday, December 31 SNOW SQUALL
DAY 7 - Wednesday, January 1 FOUR PACK DAY!
DAY 8 - Thursday, January 2 LAST LOOK

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October 17-19, 2013

GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN TRIP

  
INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Thursday, October 17 AFTER THE BREAK
DAY 2 - Friday, October 18 WOLVES! AND A BEAR!
DAY 3 - Saturday, October 19 NATIVE HOWLS

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July 12-20, 2013

WOLF GLIMPSING

  
INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Friday, July 12 SUMMER GREEN
DAY 2 - Saturday, July 13 OVER THE TOP AND ON THE ROAD
DAY 3 - Sunday, July 14 HUSH! PUPPIES!
DAY 4 - Monday, July 15 FUN WITH KEVIN AND TRACEY
DAY 5 - Tuesday, July 16 DAY HIKE AND NIGHT WOLVES
DAY 6 - Wednesday, July 17 IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BISON
DAY 7 - Thursday, July 18 859M
DAY 8 - Friday, July 19 ON THE ROAD AGAIN
DAY 9 - Saturday, July 20 A FITTING FAREWELL

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March 30 -April 4, 2013

A WOLFLESS LAMAR

  
INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Saturday, March 30 HELLROARING RENDEZVOUS
DAY 2 - Sunday, March 31 THE EASTER BISON
DAY 3 - Monday, April 1 ONE BLACK WOLF
DAY 4 - Tuesday, April 2 A GLIMPSE AND A LONG LOOK
DAY 5 - Wednesday, April 3 A WELCOME SURPRISE
DAY 6 - Thursday, April 4 A NEW HOPE

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MOURNING OUR LOST WOLVES:

824M, 829F, 823F, 754M and 832F, the incomparable 06 female

December 24, 2012 - January 1, 2013

  
INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Monday, December 24 A SOMBER ARRIVAL
DAY 2 - Tuesday, December 25 CHRISTMAS CAROLLING
DAY 3 - Wednesday, December 26 THE JUNCTIONS VISIT SLOUGH
DAY 4 - Thursday, December 27 BLACKTAIL ALPHAS AND EMPTY LAMAR
DAY 5 - Friday, December 28 A MEETING IN MAMMOTH
DAY 6 - Saturday, December 29 THEY'RE BACK!
DAY 7 - Sunday, December 30 LAMAR REMIX
DAY 8 - Monday, December 31 WHO'S IN CHARGE?
DAY 9 - Tuesday, January 1 LESS EXPECTATIONS

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OCTOBER 27-31, 2012

LIFE BEFORE THE HUNT

  
INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Saturday, October 27 YELLOWSTONE HEALS
DAY 2 - Sunday, October 28 THE JUNCTION PACK
DAY 3 - Monday, October 29 A NATIVE BLESSING
DAY 4 - Tuesday, October 30 TWO PACK, THREE DOG DAY
DAY 5 - Wednesday, October 31 UNCERTAINTY EAST AND WEST

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JULY 13-21, 2012

HALCYON DAYS - SUMMER IN LAMAR

  
INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Friday, July 13 HAIL IN HAYDEN
DAY 2 - Saturday, July 14 CANYON TO ROOSEVELT
DAY 3 - Sunday, July 15 OF WOLVES AND MEN
DAY 4 - Monday, July 16 MAGIC HOUR AT FOOTBRIDGE PULLOUT
DAY 5 - Tuesday, July 17 THE 06 GETS HER WORK DONE
DAY 6 - Wednesday, July 18 FUN WITH TOM AND CHRIS
DAY 7 - Thursday, July 19 A HIKE TO A PEN
DAY 8 - Friday, July 20 ROAMING IN 302'S OLD HAUNTS
DAY 9 - Saturday, July 21 HOME FROM THE RANGE

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APRIL 25-28, 2012

THE WOLVES OF APRIL

  
INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Tuesday, April 24 RAINY ARRIVAL
DAY 2 - Wednesday, April 25 THE MOLLIES MOVE EAST
DAY 3 - Thursday, April 26 MOLLIES VS BISON...AND BEARS
DAY 4 - Friday, April 27 FOG AND SNOW

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HOLIDAY TRIP 2011

December 25, 2011 - January 2, 2012

  
INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Sunday, December 25 A GREAT START
DAY 2 - Monday, December 26 MOLLIES IN THE HOUSE
DAY 3 - Tuesday, December 27 THE MOLLIES AND THE BLAZES
DAY 4 - Wednesday, December 28 WIND IN THE FACE
DAY 5 - Thursday, December 29 THIRTY SEVEN WOLVES!
DAY 6 - Friday, December 30 AN ETHEREAL CHOIR
DAY 7 - Saturday, December 31 CANYON CARCASS
DAY 8 - Sunday, January 1 NEW YEAR'S HIKE
DAY 9 - Monday, January 2 BYE BYE BIGHORN

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NOVEMBER 15-18, 2011

LONESOME SEASON

  
INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Tuesday, November 15 LONESOME NOVEMBER
DAY 2 - Wednesday, November 16 WENDY FINDS THE WOLVES
DAY 3 - Thursday, November 17 BLACK & WHITE
DAY 4 - Friday, November 18 FINAL DAY SURPRISE

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JUNE 30 -JULY 9, 2011

AFTER THE MELT

  
INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Thursday, June 30 FIRST DAY FORTUNE
DAY 2 - Friday, July 1 SOUTHERN CHARMS
DAY 3 - Saturday, July 2 HAYDEN VALLEY GRIZZLY
DAY 4 - Sunday, July 3 A CARCASS AND A CRANE
DAY 5 - Monday, July 4 SHHH! THEY'RE CLOSE!
DAY 6 - Tuesday, July 5 ELK-ENCHANTED EVENING
DAY 7 - Wednesday, July 6 SIDE TRIP TO TETON
DAY 8 - Thursday, July 7 ICE FALLS AND INDIVIDUALS
DAY 9 - Friday, July 8 PUPPIES!

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APRIL 5-9, 2011

APRIL IS A WINTER MONTH!

  
INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Tuesday, April 5 GREETING THE 06
DAY 2 - Wednesday, April 6 WINTER WOLVES & CHAINS
DAY 3 - Thursday, April 7 WHITE OUT/BLACK TAIL
DAY 4 - Friday, April 8 MIDDLE GRAY SAVES THE DAY
DAY 5 - Saturday, April 9 SUNSHINE REWARD

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JANUARY 18-22, 2011

MISSED CHRISTMAS TRIP

  
INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Tuesday, January 18 SNOW SMOTHERED
DAY 2 - Wednesday, January 19 LITTLE LOST GIRL
DAY 3 - Thursday, January 20 A WALK IN THE WHITE
DAY 4 - Friday, January 21 TWO BLACK BIRDS
DAY 5 - Saturday, January 22 SNOW OVERLOAD

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SEPTEMBER 2010

A LOSS LESSENED

  
INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Wednesday, September 22 A GOOD DAY TO TRAVEL
DAY 2 - Thursday, September 23 A DAY FULL OF SURPRISES
DAY 3 - Friday, September 24 7 MORE FUN WITH JAKE
DAY 4 - Saturday, September 25 8 PUP PARADE AND PEACEFUL GROVE
DAY 5 - Sunday, September 26 LEAVING THE LONG WAY

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JUNE TRIP 2010

SISTERS' VISIT

INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Friday, June 4 SURGING RIVERS/SOPPING ROADS
DAY 2 - Saturday, June 5 SPRING IN THE NORTHERN RANGE
DAY 3 - Monday, June 7 RAINY DAY DELIGHTS
DAY 4 - Tuesday, June 8 A MORNING INTERVIEW
DAY 5 - Wednesday, June 9 NORTH AND SOUTH
DAY 6 - Thursday, June 10 SOUTH AND NORTH
DAY 7 - Friday, June 11 TWO WOLVES/TWELVE BEARS
  

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APRIL TRIP 2010

THE POST-DRUID ERA

INTRODUCTION and WOLF UPDATE
DAY 1 - Monday, April 5 THREE DOG DAY
DAY 2 - Tuesday, April 6 THREE PACK DAY
DAY 3 - Wednesday, April 7 VISITING AGATES
DAY 4 - Thursday, April 8 MYSTERY WOLVES AND BISON RITUALS
DAY 5 - Friday, April 9 NARROW BLAZE
  

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CHRISTMAS TRIP 2009

INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Friday, December 25 BOUNTIFUL BEGINNING
DAY 2 - Saturday, December 26 FOUR PACK DAY!
DAY 3 - Sunday, December 27 LITTLE AMERICA HOWL FEST
DAY 4 - Monday, December 28 COLD TOES, WARM HEARTS
DAY 5 - Tuesday, December 29 ANOTHER FOUR PACK DAY
DAY 6 - Wednesday, December 30 A CLOSER LOOK
DAY 7 - Thursday, December 31 NEW YEAR'S EVE
DAY 8 - Friday, January 1 NEW YEAR'S DAY
  

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LATE OCTOBER, 2009

October 26-31, 2009

INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Monday, October 26 A DRUID GREETING
DAY 2 - Tuesday, October 27 LIMITED VISIBILITY
DAY 3 - Wednesday, October 28 HOME INVASION
DAY 4 - Thursday, October 29 INTERIOR DESIGN
DAY 5 - Friday, October 30 MULTIPLE AMAZEMENTS
DAY 6 - Saturday, October 31 HALLOWEEN TREATS
  

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SUMMER TRIP 2009

June 30-July 5, 2009

INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Tuesday, June 30 RECENT GEOLOGIC EVENTS
DAY 2 - Wednesday, July 1 THE NORTHERN RANGE
DAY 3 - Thursday, July 2 AN ENCHANTED EVENING
DAY 4 - Friday, July 3 SIX GRIZZLIES AND TWO ALPHAS
DAY 5 - Saturday, July 4 FIREWORKS, YELLOWSTONE STYLE
DAY 6 - Sunday, July 5 LAST DAY OVERLOAD
  

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LATE WINTER/EARLY SPRING

April 19-24, 2009

INTRODUCTION and WOLF NEWS
DAY 1 - Sunday, April 19 WHISPERS OF SPRING
DAY 2 - Monday, April 20 WOLF WATCHING AND WALKING
DAY 3 - Tuesday, April 21 SIX PACK DAY
DAY 4 - Wednesday, April 22 ABOVE THE YELLOWSTONE
DAY 5 - Thursday, April 23 LOOKING FOR MR. 302
DAY 6 - Friday, April 24 SNOW!
  

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CHRISTMAS 2008 - SNOW EVERY DAY

December 23-27, 2008

INTRODUCTION and 302 NEWS
DAY 1 - Tuesday, Dec 23 THE CHRISTMAS BEAR
DAY 2 - Wednesday, Dec 24 CHLOE SAVES THE DAY
DAY 3 - Thursday, Dec 25 CHRISTMAS CAROLES, LAMAR STYLE
DAY 4 - Friday, Dec 26 WOLF WATCHING...IN MAMMOTH!
DAY 5 - Saturday, Dec 27 SNOWY SENDOFF
  

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BECHLER HIKE, well sorta- FALL 2008

August 30th-Sept 5th, 2008

INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Saturday, August 30 FAIRYLAND FIVE REUNION
DAY 2 - Sunday August 31 SHOSHONE MEADOWS
DAY 3 - Monday, Sept 1 MR. JACUZZI
DAY 4 - Tuesday, Sept 2 RAINY FUN WITH GARY & LAURIE
DAY 5 - Wednesday, Sept 3 BACKCOUNTRY GEYSERS & FRONTCOUNTRY CRITTERS
DAY 6 - Thursday, Sept 4 THE ROAD LESS TAKEN
DAY 7 - Friday, Sept 5 LAST DAY IN LAMAR
  

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LATE APRIL/EARLY MAY 2008

April 25-May3 2008

INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Saturday, April 26 MY TRIP TO THREE FORKS
DAY 2 - Sunday April 27 STILL IN WINTER'S GRIP
DAY 3 - Monday, April 28 INTERIOR INSIGHTS
DAY 4 - Tuesday, April 29 SLOUGH SIGHTINGS
DAY 5 - Wednesday, April 30 A WHITER SHADE OF PALE
DAY 6 - Thursday, May 1 A FOUR PACK DAY
DAY 7 - Friday, May 2 DEJA VU
DAY 8 - Saturday, May 3 WHO LET THE BEARS OUT?
  

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CHRISTMAS WITH DRUID 3.0

December 23-29, 2007

INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Sunday, Dec 23 A DRUID WELCOME
DAY 2 - Monday, Dec 24 CHRISTMAS EVE BLIZZARD
DAY 3 - Tuesday, Dec 25 PRESENTS UNDER THE TREES
DAY 4 - Wednesday, Dec 26 WOLF CROSSING
DAY 5 - Thursday, Dec 27 A DRUID FEAST
DAY 6 - Friday, Dec 28 FRONT ROW SEATS
DAY 7 - Saturday, Dec 29 LAST DAY VARIETY
  

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WENDY'S SISTER'S TRIP REPORT

October 3-6, 2007

INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Wednesday, Oct 3 OUR YELLOWSTONE ADVENTURE
DAY 2 - Thursday, Oct 4 OLD FAITHFUL & GRAND CANYON
DAY 3 - Friday, Oct 5 ROAD CLOSURES & PRECIP
DAY 4 - Saturday, Oct 6 WONDER WHERE THE WOLFIES WENT?
  

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RETURN TO FAIRYLAND - SEPTEMBER 2007

September 1 through 8

INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Saturday, Sept 1 PRELUDE TO A HIKE
DAY 2 - Sunday, Sept 2 GOING IN
DAY 3 - Monday, Sept 3 JOSEPH'S COAT
DAY 4 - Tuesday, Sept 4 THERE...AND BACK AGAIN
DAY 5 - Wednesday, Sept 5 RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY!
DAY 6 - Thursday, Sept 6 COMING OUT
DAY 7 - Friday, Sept 7 AGATE ACTION
DAY 8 - Saturday, Sept 8 THE AFTERMATH
  

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SPRING 2007

May 26 thru June 1



INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Saturday, May 26 GREEN, GREEN, GREEN
DAY 2 - Sunday, May 27 MOUNTAINS, AGAIN. MOUNTAINS!
DAY 3 - Monday, May 28 A WHOLE LOTTA LOONS
DAY 4 - Tuesday, May 29 BIG DADDY WOLF
DAY 5 - Wednesday, May 30 FUN WITH CALVIN AND LYNNETTE
DAY 6 - Thursday, May 31 THE DARK FEMALE HAS A BAD DAY
DAY 7 - Friday, June 1 LAST DAY DRAMA
  

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CHRISTMAS 2006 Qwik Posts

December 25-29 2006

INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Monday, Dec 25 A CHRISTMAS WISH
DAY 2 - Tuesday, Dec 26 COYOTES IN CONTROL
DAY 3 - Wednesday, Dec 27 THREE PACK DAY
DAY 4 - Thursday, Dec 28 DECISION DAY FOR THE UCG
DAY 5 - Friday, Dec 29 LAST DAY BONANZA
  

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OCTOBER TRIP 2006

October 8th-14th, 2006

DAY 1 - Sunday, Oct 8 A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT
DAY 2 - Monday, Oct 9 LET IT SNOW
DAY 3 - Tuesday, Oct 10 TWO-PACK DAY
DAY 4 - Wednesday, Oct 11 AFTERNOON LOONS/NIGHT BISON
DAY 5 - Thursday, Oct 12 DRUIDS AT DAWN
DAY 6 - Friday, Oct 13 LUCKY 13
DAY 7 - Saturday, Oct 14 SEEING DOUBLE
  

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SPRING LOONION 2006

May 28 - June 5, 2006

INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Sunday, May 28 "UP" TO THE PARK
DAY 2 - Monday, May 29 UNKNOWN SPECIMENS
DAY 3 - Tuesday, May 30 WENDY GOES TO CODY
DAY 4 - Wednesday, May 31 A TYPICAL YELLOWSTONE DAY
DAY 5 - Thursday, June 1 A NOT-SO-TYPICAL DAY
DAY 6 - Friday, June 2 WOLVES AND WASHBURN
DAY 7 - Saturday, June 3 WENDY GOES WOLFLESS
DAY 8 - Sunday, June 4 WISHING FOR DRUIDS
DAY 9 - Monday, June 5 FOGGY FAREWELL
  

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CHRISTMAS CONDO TRIP: DECEMBER 2005

December 22-28, 2005

INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Friday, Dec 23 A LATE START
DAY 2 - Saturday, Dec 24 BISON OWN THE ROAD
DAY 3 - Sunday, Dec 25 MANY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
DAY 4 - Monday, Dec 26 SNOWSHLOONING
DAY 5 - Tuesday, Dec 27 SLIP SLIDING AWAY
DAY 6 - Wednesday, Dec 28 JUSS MISTUM MORNING
  

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FALL TRIP 2005

September 24-October 2, 2005

INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Saturday, Sept 24 COLOR ME LOONY
DAY 2 - Sunday, Sept 25 HIDDEN RIVER HIKE
DAY 3 - Monday, Sept 26 STARRY, STARRY NIGHT
DAY 4 - Tuesday, Sept 27 A TALE OF TWO VALLEYS
DAY 5 - Wednesday, Sept 28 BOZEMAN AND LEOPOLDS
DAY 6 - Thursday, Sept 29 HIGH SPYING
DAY 7 - Friday, Sept 30 CHASE!
DAY 8 - Saturday, Oct 1 SO LONG LAMAR: HELLO MT. EVERTS
DAY 9 - Sunday, Oct 2 SNOWY SWEETNESS
  

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EARLY SPRING IN YELLOWSTONE

MAY 7-15, 2005

INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Saturday, May 7 A DIFFERENT GREEN
DAY 2 - Sunday, May 8 MOTHERS' DAY AT SLOUGH CREEK
DAY 3 - Monday, May 9 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF TWO KINDS
DAY 4 - Tuesday, May 10 WOLF HOCKEY AND ROCKIN' OWLETS
DAY 5 - Wednesday, May 11 THE WHITE WOLVES
DAY 6 - Thursday, May 12 FIGHT NIGHT!
DAY 7 - Friday, May 13 LUCKY FRIDAY
DAY 8 - Saturday, May 14 MAD MARMOT MEADOW
DAY 9 - Sunday, May 15 THE SLOUGHS ARE COMING!
  

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WOLVES EVERY DAY

2004 Christmas Trip-December 25-30

INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Saturday, December 25 CHRISTMAS IN YELLOWSTONE
DAY 2 - Sunday, December 26 DRUIDS AND SLOUGHS
DAY 3 - Monday, December 27 INTRODUCING THE AGATES
DAY 4 - Tuesday, December 28 THE GEODES APPEAR
DAY 5 - Wednesday, Dec. 29 THE RETURN OF THE SLOUGHS
DAY 6 - Thursday, December 30 FULL CIRCLE
  

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ALLISON'S MEMORIAL LOONION

June 19-27, 2004

INTRODUCTION
Day 1 - Saturday, June 19 STARTING OFF RIGHT
Day 2 - Sunday, June 20 FRANK LEADS THE LOONS
Day 3 - Monday, June 21 ALLISON COMES HOME
Day 4 - Tuesday, June 22 THE GALLOPING GRIZZLY
Day 5 - Wednesday, June 23
ALL LAMAR, ALL THE TIME
Day 6 - Thursday, June 24
FICKLE WOLVES AND FAITHFUL LOONS
Day 7 - Friday, June 25 BLACK BEAR BONANZA
Day 8 - Saturday, June 26 THE DISAPPEARING PRONGHORN MYSTERY
Day 9 - Sunday, June 27 SO LONG LAMAR
  

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2003 FALL TRIP

October 4th-12th

INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Saturday, October 4 RETURNING HOME
DAY 2 - Sunday, October 5 HIKING MT. EVERTS
DAY 3 - Monday, October 6 THE LACONIC BULL of LITTLE CREEK SLOUGH
DAY 4 - Tuesday, October 7
MOONLIGHT LAKES

DAY 5 - Wednesday, October 8

BLACK BEAUTY
DAY 6 - Thursday, October 9 A DRUID'S EYE-VIEW
DAY 7 - Friday, October 10 AND SUDDENLY, SNOW
DAY 8 - Saturday, October 11 A LESSON IN MUD POTS
DAY 9 - Sunday, October 12 A WOLFISH SENDOFF
  

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2003 WINTER TRIP and CALOONION

January 31st - February 4th

DAY 1 - Friday, January 31 THERE ARE NO SHORT VISITS/ONLY SHORT VISITORS
DAY 2 - Saturday, February 1 DRUIDS AND OTTERS AND SNOWFLAKES
DAY 3 - Sunday, February 2 YELLOWSTONE TRANSFORMED
DAY 4 - Mon/Tues, Feb 3/4 MANHATTAN BEACH LOONION
  

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2002 JULY VISIT AND THOROFARE HIKE

July 20th - August 1st

INTRODUCTION

DAY 1 - Sunday, July 21 WAKING UP THE RIGHT WAY
DAY 2 - Monday, July 22 BLACKBERRY BEAR AND MIDORI SOUR
DAY 3 - Tuesday, July 23 MOOSE CALF AND BLACKTAIL FAWNS
DAY 4 - Wednesday, July 24 NO DRUIDS, NO DANNO
DAY 5 - Thursday, July 25 INTO THE WOODS
DAY 6 - Friday, July 26

BEAR FRIDAY

DAY 7 - Saturday, July 27 MEETING THE NEIGHBORS
DAY 8 - Sunday, July 28 COLTER MEADOWS
DAY 9 - Monday, July 29 TWENTY BFG's AND TWO UN-NECESSARY HILLS
DAY 10 - Tuesday, July 30 DE BOAT! DE BOAT!
DAY 11 - Wednesday, July 31 ROARING LION, HOWLING WOLF
DAY 12 - Thursday, August 1 FINALLY, ELK CALVES

  
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2002 SPRING TRIP

June 5th - 12th


DAY 1 - Wednesday, June 5 GREEN-UP TIME   
DAY 2 - Thursday, June 6 THEY WERE N.H.S.*   
DAY 3 - Friday, June 7 THE BRAVE LITTLE CALF   
DAY 4 - Saturday, June 8

THE VALLEY OF SINGING GOLD

  

DAY 5 - Sunday, June 9 TO HIKE OR NOT TO HIKE   
DAY 6 - Monday, June 10 MULTIPLE PERSONALITY PRECIPITATION   
DAY 7 - Tuesday, June 11 FUN WITH CHLOE   
DAY 8 - Wednesday, June 12 LAST DAY MAGIC   

  
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2002 WINTER TRIP

January 25th - February 3rd


DAY 1 - Friday, January 25 THE FIRST TIME, ALL OVER AGAIN
DAY 2 - Saturday, January 26 218F AND MEETING JEFF
DAY 3 - Sunday, January 27 THE GREAT CHASE II
DAY 4 - Monday, January 28 TALES TOLD BY TRACKS
DAY 5 - Tuesday, January 29

ROMANCE RIDGE

DAY 6 - Wednesday, January 30 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
DAY 7 - Thursday, January 31 AN OCEAN OF WHITE
DAY 8 - Friday, February 1 DRUIDS FROM DAWN TIL DUSK
DAY 9 - Saturday, February 2 MARK AND CAROL AND CHARLES AND WENDY
DAY 10 - Saturday, February 3 THE DRUIDS COME HOME
DAY 11 - Sunday, February 4

LEAVING HOME


  
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MY FAIRYLAND HIKE ADVENTURE

July 3rd - July 9th, 2001

INTRODUCTION
DAY 1 - Tuesday, July 3 WILDFLOWER HEAVEN
DAY 2 - Wednesday, July 4 ADVICE FROM JAKE
DAY 3 - Thursday, July 5 GOING IN
DAY 4 - Friday, July 6 THE HIKE TO FAIRYLAND
DAY 5 - Saturday, July 7 COMING BACK OUT
DAY 6 - Sunday, July 8 FORDING THE LAMAR
DAY 7 - Monday, July 9 SWEET MISTY MORNING

  
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2001: A LOON ODYSSEY

THE SECOND ANNUAL YELLOWSTONE
LOON SPRING ADVENTURE

May 26th - June 6th, 2001

INTRODUCTION

DAY 1 - Saturday, May 26 TIMES SQUARE TO EAGLE LAKE
DAY 2 - Sunday, May 27 EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
DAY 3 - Monday, May 28 THE SECOND ANNUAL LOONION
DAY 4 - Tuesday, May 29 A VERY BEARY DAY
DAY 5 - Wednesday, May 30 THE GHOST CALF
DAY 6 - Thursday, May 31

ANOTHER VIEW OF YELLOWSTONE

DAY 7 - Friday, June 1 THE LOST WOLVES
DAY 8 - Saturday, June 2 IN THE DRUIDS' BACKYARD
DAY 9 - Sunday, June 3 WEATHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT
DAY 10 - Monday, June 4 BLACK BEARS, BLUE BILLS, AND YELLOW HEADS
DAY 11 - Tuesday, June 5 FUN WITH RANGER BILL
DAY 12 - Wednesday, June 6

LAST DAY LUCK
  
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FIRST WINTER TRIP REPORT

January 6th - 15th, 2001


DAY 1 - Saturday, January 6 ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
DAY 2 - Sunday, January 7 WINTER WONDERLAND
DAY 3 - Monday, January 8 YELLOWSTONE BY MOONLIGHT
DAY 4 - Tuesday, January 9 THE GREAT CHASE
DAY 5 - Wednesday, Jan 10

WENDY GETS HER WISH

DAY 6 - Thursday, January 11 COYOTE SERENADE
DAY 7 - Friday, January 12 FUN WITH FRANK AND CATHY
DAY 8 - Saturday, January 13 BOBBING FOR BABBITT
DAY 9 - Sunday, January 14 DRUIDS IN THE HOUSE
DAY 10 - Monday, January 15

A LAST BIT OF MAGIC
  
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WENDY'S LOONION TRIP REPORT

May 27th - June 10th, 2000

INTRODUCTION

DAY 1 - Saturday, May 27 APPROACHING PARADISE
DAY 2 - Sunday, May 28 THE FIRST LOONION
DAY 3 - Monday, May 29 "WE'VE GOT WOLVES"
DAY 4 - Tuesday, May 30 THE DANCE OF THE DRUIDS
DAY 5 - Wednesday, May 31

THE SECOND LOONION

DAY 6 - Thursday, June 1 LET SLEEPING WOLVES LIE
DAY 7 - Friday, June 2 OXBOW AND CORNWALL
DAY 8 - Saturday, June 3 THE THIRD LOONION
DAY 9 - Sunday, June 4 BUSHWHACKERS AND HITCH-HIKERS
DAY 10 - Monday, June 5

FUN WITH DOUG & ROSIE

DAY 11 - Tuesday, June 6 FAIRY ORCHIDS AND FAIRY FALLS
DAY 12 - Friday, June 7 MYSTERY MAMMALS
DAY 13 - Saturday, June 8 SKY BLUE AND BLACK
DAY 14 - Sunday, June 9 THE COTTONWOOD KILL
DAY 15 - Monday, June 10 THE DRUIDS SAY FAREWELL

  
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PRE-LOONION SEPTEMBER TRIP REPORT

September 14th - September 28th, 1999


INTRODUCTION


PART ONE
PART TWO
PART THREE
PART FOUR
PART FIVE

  
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