2018 Winter at Yellowstone

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In February I drove from Vancouver to Mammoth Hot Springs at Yellowstone National Park.  Only 2 hotels are open in Yellowstone in the Winter … Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel at Mammoth Hot Springs and Snow Lodge at Old Faithful.  You can drive to Mammoth but then need to arrange a snow coach to go to Snow Lodge.  With this trip being my first time at Yellowstone in the Winter I decided to stay at Mammoth and then take some day excursions to the Lamar Valley and Norris Basin.

Everything about the hotel … staff/rooms/dining options/lounge was great and the extra day trip excursions are well worth the cost.  Below is a small selection of the photos I took during my trip.  Note that some of the photos were taken with a 200mm telephoto lens so while I may look “close” to the animals … I wasn’t!

If you have never visited Yellowstone in the Winter I would highly recommend a trip … ps. Yesterday I reserved a Winter Package for Winter 2019 … but next year at Snow Lodge at Old Faithful!

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Welcome to Yellowstone
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1903 Roosevelt Arch
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Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel
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Resting
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Bison beside the road
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Eagle at rest in Lamar Valley
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Barronette Peak
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Coyote in Lamar Valley
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Coyote … what is under the snow?
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Watching something …
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Our tour bus
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Time of a drink
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Bighorn Sheep walking up the hill
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Bison …am I watching him or is he watching me?
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Pronghorn Sheep near Gardiner, Montana
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Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel
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The Map Room
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Elk in the distance
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Breakfast time!
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Bighorn Sheep
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Not nearly as close as this photo looks!
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On the way to Norris Basin
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Norris basin
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Our snow coach
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Heading back to Mammoth from Norris
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My reserved 2019 trip to Yellowstone!

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