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Summer In Yellowstone Has Something for the Whole Family!

One of the most remarkable things about Yellowstone National Park is that every season brings something new to get excited about. Spring showcases the first wildflowers, animal babies, and grizzly and black bears waking up from their dens. Fall is the season of the elk rut, bright yellow aspen trees, bighorn rams, and the first…

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July 6, 2024

A Different Kind of Quiet: Finding Solitude in Yellowstone’s Wilderness

Quiet. Solitude. Wilderness. As I tightened the last few straps on my backpack and hit the trail for three days deep in the backcountry of Yellowstone, I contemplated these three words and what they mean to me. It is becoming increasingly challenging to find quiet, solitude, or wilderness in our ever-modernizing world. But in places…

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June 28, 2024

Bearly Believable: The Wild World of Grizzly Bear Romance and Reproduction

Photo courtesy of Yellowstone Wild Owner/Operator Emil McCain The world of grizzly bear romance is wild – filled with roaring, territory marking, and a little bit of bear-ing it all.  The mating season of grizzly bears is a spectacle akin to a reality TV show, but with contestants armed with claws and a taste for…

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June 23, 2024

Let’s Take A Hike!

As Yellowstone’s summer season arrives, so does the influx of crowds, traffic, and human-generated noise. For many, this can impact the peaceful and restorative journey many visitors are hungry to experience. However, the notorious traffic snarls and congested boardwalks are a minuscule fraction of the park! The developed areas, which include parking lots, buildings, campgrounds,…

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June 13, 2024

Pronghorn: Survivors of the Ages

In the heart of Yellowstone National Park’s Northern Range, a dense population of hoofed animals thrives, basking in the bounty of vegetative diversity. Among the eight ungulate species found in the park—mountain goat, elk, mule and white-tailed deer, moose, bison, bighorn sheep, and pronghorn—the pronghorn emerges as a superstar of evolution, adaptation, and endurance.  Photo…

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May 30, 2024

Welcome to the World Little One: A Bumbling Baby Bison is Born

“What’s your favorite season in the park?” This is perhaps the most common question asked of any longtime, local Yellowstone resident. The answers vary, of course, but it would be difficult to find anyone who didn’t include spring. So, what makes spring such a joyous time of year? Springtime in Yellowstone is the season of…

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April 22, 2024

The Story of the Lion and the Goat: Part 2

  This winter an incredible event unfolded here on the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park. In late January a wildlife guide was watching a lone mountain goat high on a cliff band above the Lamar Valley. The goat stomped repeatedly while looking intently at the rock wall in front of it, or at least…

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April 18, 2024

Springtime in Yellowstone: Our Favorite Things!

We are as excited as you are the first day of springtime has finally arrived here in Yellowstone National Park! Though we continue offering winter tours through the end of March (and wolf watching has continued to be very successful) we thought we’d share some of the things we are looking forward to when we…

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April 12, 2024

A Wintery Week With Yellowstone’s Wolves

  Photo courtesy of NPS – Yellowstone. We kicked off our Yellowstone adventure with a mesmerizing exploration of the Mammoth terraces in northern Yellowstone National Park. The intricate formations of travertine created a surreal landscape—as if we were wandering through a scene from another planet. The geothermal activity was captivating, with steaming pools and colorful…

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March 18, 2024

“Díos mío!” A Rare Mountain Lion Sighting on Tour with Yellowstone Wild

For most of the afternoon the large, tan-colored cat was basically impossible to see, bedded down behind a boulder high on the cliff ledge. Occasionally, it rolled over or repositioned, briefly revealing its foot or head from behind the rock, and if you looked really closely you could see the black tip of the lion’s…

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March 8, 2024

An Epic Start to a Week in Yellowstone

One thing I like about guiding in Yellowstone National Park is that every day is different. There are some days where we have to work hard to find wildlife, and there are other days where Yellowstone smiles upon us and decides to share her bounty at every bend in the road. This was one of…

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February 29, 2024

A Ghostly Howl: The Story of an Unforgettable Wolf Encounter

The howl of a wild wolf cuts right through to the soul. It is a haunting and beautiful sound, full of ancient wisdom, yearning, passion, and sorrow. I have heard that call many times, usually from a great enough distance that there is a few-second lag between seeing the howl in our spotting scopes and…

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February 8, 2024