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Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour
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Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour

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Photo tour of Yellowstone National Park taken by Linda Aksomitis on a snow coach tour.

Photo tour of Yellowstone National Park taken by Linda Aksomitis on a snow coach tour.

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  • 1. VISIT YELLOWSTONENATIONAL PARK IN WINTERBy Linda Aksomitishttp://aksomitis.comhttp://guide2travel.ca
  • 2. Snow Coach Tours• Only authorized snowmobiles and snow coaches may enter Yellowstone National Park during the winter• Winter travel is regulated to protect the environment• A final winter use policy is expected to be in place for winter 2012/13 - http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/winteruse.htm
  • 3. Yellowstone Vacations/Buffalo Bus Tours• Our snowcoach tour company• Guide – Doug Kiel – long time summer and winter guide at Yellowstone• http://www.yellowstonevacations.com/tours/yellowstone- national-park-winter-tours.aspx• 1-800-426-7669• Tour name – Old Faithful Explorer
  • 4. Leaving West Yellowstone at 8:30a.m.
  • 5. Riverside Road – see a bald eagle – pairhas range in park
  • 6. Following Madison River• Flows 180 miles to Three Forks, and joins with the Gallatin & Jefferson Rivers to form the Missouri River• Madison runs for 19 miles through Yellowstone National Park• Rivers don’t freeze over in the park• Water temperature upper 30s due to geysers• 70 to 100 million gallons of geyser water flow out of the park each day
  • 7. Firehole Falls – 40’ drop
  • 8. Elk going down to Firehole River to drink
  • 9. Elk on Firehole River
  • 10. Lodgepole pine growing out of ryolite rockon Firehole River
  • 11. Raven at the top of a dead pine
  • 12. Nez Perce Creek followed by ChiefJoseph in 1877
  • 13. Lower Basin – 1st of 3 thermal basins – Fountain PaintPots – some of hottest ground in park
  • 14. Thermal kames – rounded piles of rockmelted out of glacial ice over 40,000 years
  • 15. Leather Pool (old name – White SulphurSprings) – closed to walking due to bears
  • 16. Fountain PaintPots
  • 17. Lodgepole pine dying due to changedflow of the hot water 150+ yrs agoRoots pull in moisture andminerals from water, sotrees whiten from silica inthe water, then roots turninto “cement.” First stage ofpetrification or silaciousforest – “bobby sox trees”and “silent dog forest.”
  • 18. Whisky Flats – Bison grazing – 1st place inpark that grizzles comes
  • 19. Series of geysers: Rusty, Fountain, and Island.
  • 20. Old Faithful Snow Lodge
  • 21. Snowmobilers stopped at the lodge
  • 22. Old Faithful erupting
  • 23. Leaving Old Faithful – Black Sand Basin
  • 24. Cliff Geyser
  • 25. Excelsior Springs
  • 26. Trumpeter Swans
  • 27. Goodbye from Linda & David Aksomitison our Yellowstone snowcoach tour!

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