VISIT YELLOWSTONENATIONAL PARK IN WINTERBy Linda Aksomitishttp://aksomitis.comhttp://guide2travel.ca
Snow Coach Tours• Only authorized snowmobiles and snow coaches may  enter Yellowstone National Park during the winter• Win...
Yellowstone Vacations/Buffalo Bus Tours• Our snowcoach tour company• Guide – Doug Kiel – long time summer and winter guide...
Leaving West Yellowstone at 8:30a.m.
Riverside Road – see a bald eagle – pairhas range in park
Following Madison River• Flows 180 miles to Three Forks, and joins with the    Gallatin & Jefferson Rivers to form the Mis...
Firehole Falls – 40’ drop
Elk going down to Firehole River to drink
Elk on Firehole River
Lodgepole pine growing out of ryolite rockon Firehole River
Raven at the top of a dead pine
Nez Perce Creek followed by ChiefJoseph in 1877
Lower Basin – 1st of 3 thermal basins – Fountain PaintPots – some of hottest ground in park
Thermal kames – rounded piles of rockmelted out of glacial ice over 40,000 years
Leather Pool (old name – White SulphurSprings) – closed to walking due to bears
Fountain PaintPots
Lodgepole pine dying due to changedflow of the hot water 150+ yrs agoRoots pull in moisture andminerals from water, sotree...
Whisky Flats – Bison grazing – 1st place inpark that grizzles comes
Series of geysers: Rusty, Fountain, and Island.
Old Faithful Snow Lodge
Snowmobilers stopped at the lodge
Old Faithful erupting
Leaving Old Faithful – Black Sand Basin
Cliff Geyser
Excelsior Springs
Trumpeter Swans
Goodbye from Linda & David Aksomitison our Yellowstone snowcoach tour!
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Yellowstone National Park Winter Photo Tour

  1. 1. VISIT YELLOWSTONENATIONAL PARK IN WINTERBy Linda Aksomitishttp://aksomitis.comhttp://guide2travel.ca
  2. 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. 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. 4. Leaving West Yellowstone at 8:30a.m.
  5. 5. Riverside Road – see a bald eagle – pairhas range in park
  6. 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. 7. Firehole Falls – 40’ drop
  8. 8. Elk going down to Firehole River to drink
  9. 9. Elk on Firehole River
  10. 10. Lodgepole pine growing out of ryolite rockon Firehole River
  11. 11. Raven at the top of a dead pine
  12. 12. Nez Perce Creek followed by ChiefJoseph in 1877
  13. 13. Lower Basin – 1st of 3 thermal basins – Fountain PaintPots – some of hottest ground in park
  14. 14. Thermal kames – rounded piles of rockmelted out of glacial ice over 40,000 years
  15. 15. Leather Pool (old name – White SulphurSprings) – closed to walking due to bears
  16. 16. Fountain PaintPots
  17. 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. 18. Whisky Flats – Bison grazing – 1st place inpark that grizzles comes
  19. 19. Series of geysers: Rusty, Fountain, and Island.
  20. 20. Old Faithful Snow Lodge
  21. 21. Snowmobilers stopped at the lodge
  22. 22. Old Faithful erupting
  23. 23. Leaving Old Faithful – Black Sand Basin
  24. 24. Cliff Geyser
  25. 25. Excelsior Springs
  26. 26. Trumpeter Swans
  27. 27. Goodbye from Linda & David Aksomitison our Yellowstone snowcoach tour!

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