February 28, 2009

Yellowstone, February 28th...

Well I got lazy and am doing the night in the Super 8 so you get a trip report I should be camping the rest of the time so you may not get reports until I get home to Billings.

Well this trip starts with after another day of fun in the sun, I have a decent wildlife list but very very few photos.

The list:
Bald Eagle
Golden Eagle
Osprey (quick glimpse sure looked like one)(they should not be here yet...)
Red Tail Hawk
Canadian Geese
Grey Jay
American Dipper
Mule Deer
Bighorn Sheep
Pronghorn Antelope
Snowshoe Hare
Coyotes (tons out this afternoon)
Wolf Dots or so I was told (I did not bother trying to really see)
And a bunch of other small birds that were backlight hard by the sun keeping me from making a successful ID.

It was 11 in Billings this AM and I saw 19-34 in the park. SUN SUN SUN... I pray for some clouds tomorrow so I can do some shooting instead of hiking and snowshoeing :)

Otter report... no new tracks sense the snow (I believe two days). I check well over a mile worth of the river (both directions.)

Also Wraith Falls is flowing and I don't think one would need snowshoes to get back to it. I laid down a decent trail for you :) The last bit you may want atleast gaiters.

It is still paradise even if Feb 28th felt like April 28th :)

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