motel car camp: yellowstone wolf & wildlife watching - 4-6 days • 4 days

Join us for some winter wolf and wildlife watching in Yellowstone Park. Last year was so good we want to do it again. We saw wolves, foxes, coyotes, bighorn sheep, eagles; even a couple of moose and one very active weasel. ----- Trip length: Leave Thursday afternoon; return home by Sunday night if you have to get back to work or whatever; stay until Monday or Tuesday if you have more time and would like to stick around. ----- We'll motel it in Gardiner, MT, and drive into the Park each day on the road between there and Cooke City, 4 miles east of the northeast entrance. It's the only road kept open in Yellowstone in the winter. We might see wolves anywhere along that road, but the most likely place is Lamar Valley. ----- Note that this is a WMC members only trip. If you are not a member, you can still come by joining the club first :-) ----- Some other noteworthy considerations: We'll get up very early each morning (about 5:00am) and the mornings will probably be very cold (zero or less). ----- The best way to find wolves is to drive the road, so we won't spend much time hiking, snowshoeing or whatever on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday morning. ----- If you are able to stay until Monday or Tuesday, bring your skis, snowshoes or whatever for sure so you can enjoy some time trekking around in Yellowstone's spectacular winter wonderland. You should have plenty of time for that on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. ----- 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 and drive about halfway that night. Plan to leave anytime in the afternoon, but no later than 5-6pm. ----- Robert Turner and Julie Kilgore will be your co-organizers. Contact one of them for more details and to register.

Level:NTD
Organizer:Robert Turner; Julie Kilgore
Phone:Robert: 801-560-3378; Julie: 801-244-3323
Date:Thu Feb 9 2017 — Sun Feb 12 2017
Meeting Place:Registration required


This activity is being organized by a Wasatch Mountain Club member.