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Archive: Jan 2024

Winter’s Song: Wolf Howls Fill the Yellowstone Landscape in January

“Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of a wolf,” wrote philosopher, forester, and conservationist Aldo Leopold. The words appeared in his famous essay “Thinking Like a Mountain,” which eloquently examines the presence—or lack of—wolves in the environment and how it affects deforestation of the landscape. Here in Yellowstone,…

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January 20, 2024

Safety Straps, Snowshoes, and Studded Tires: Tour Yellowstone in Winter in Comfort and Style

“Brrrr! But isn’t it cold visiting Yellowstone National Park during winter?” While outdoor temperatures certainly drop in the world’s first national park during December through early March, rest assured we at Yellowstone Wild Tours are prepared and well equipped to help you enjoy frost-covered wildlife and snowy landscapes in comfort and style while on tour…

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January 13, 2024

Christmas In Wonderland: Trip Report – A Magical Winter Week in Yellowstone

A great gray owl perches in a tree before flying off to continue hunting. Photo courtesy Yellowstone Wild Guide Rob Harwood.   “Owl!” I heard excited voices calling from the front of the snow coach. It was a beautiful December morning on the road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone,…

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January 6, 2024

The Snowy Wonders of Yellowstone: Why Weasels Turn White in Winter

Photo Courtesy Al DeNoise Yellowstone National Park is a winter wonderland with its pristine, snow-covered landscapes and abundant wildlife. Among the park’s most fascinating creatures are the weasels, which seem to perform their own magical transformation as they turn the color of their fur and hair coats, called pelage, from a sleek, chestnut brown to…

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January 4, 2024