Turpin Meadow Ranch
Travel Blogs from Moran
... inches of snow and a lot of ice. We had planned to go on a 9 am tour so we got breakfast to go and checked out. Upon checkout we learned that a number of the roads were closed, others required 4 wheel drive or chains, and all but a few were "snow tires advised". At this point we weren't sure if we were going to be able to leave the park. We decided that we needed to leave via the southern exit as it changed from 4 wheel required to snow tire advised at 8:45 and ...
... he grew up in the Park. His dad was a manager of one of the lodges. He knew the answers to all of our questions. We saw deer and many, many bald eagles. No bear….I guess I just have to give up on that wish.
We got back to the Jackson Lake Lodge around 5 pm and we had to wait for the shuttle, so we had dinner in the Lodge. I would highly recommend that if you do nothing else while in the ...
3 species of rabbits/hares
6 species of bats
4 species of reptiles (none venomous)
6 species of amphibians
16 species of fish
300+ species of birds
Numerous invertebrates (no venomous spiders)Flora
7 species of coniferous trees
900+ species of flowering plants
In leaving Yellowstone, we crossed the Continental Divide for the 9th time -- because we crossed it twice between our campground and Old Faithful, so the return to Old Faithful added four more crossings. Two more for getting to Riddle Lake (and back to the campsite) -- and the ninth for leaving Yellowstone. We will now stay west of the Continental Divide until we get to Colorado -- about ...
... so they and Dulcey decided to check out more of the visitor center while Zach and Gary did the short geyser loop in the area of Old Faithful. Ben was happy as he spotted license plates from Maine and Alabama. You see, Ben is on a quest to take photos of each state's license plates and - just within Yellowstone - he has photos of every state except Rhode Island, Delaware, Georgia and Louisiana. We've also seen every southern Canadian province except those east ...