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7-16-24 Single back wolf, Junctions, grizzlies, Wapiti
posted by Laurie Lyman

July 16, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Report from Rob H, Yellowstone Wild ~  We, once again, started the morning by bypassing Slough and heading straight into Lamar. The usual two grizzlies were on Amethyst Bench when we go ... Continue reading


A Xanterra employee is identified as the person who died in Yellowstone following a shootout with law enforcement
posted by Dave Hornoff

July 16, 2024 — The person who died in Yellowstone National Park on the Fourth of July during a shootout with law enforcement was armed with a semi-automatic rifle and held a woman against her will, according to the park. The ... Continue reading


7-15-24 Junction, Wapiti, grizzlies and other critters
posted by Laurie Lyman

July 15, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junction morning from Kevin M ~  We started out the morning with cool and cloudy with quite a haze. About 1/2 hour after daylight, we had 1479 and both pups down by the dead Aspen. A li ... Continue reading


7-14-24 Junctions, Wapiti
posted by Laurie Lyman

July 14, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junction morning from Marisa D ~  At 5:40am the pups were playing and digging between Eastern tree 5 and 6.  Not far away 907 was in her usual spot. Then the coyotes in the hills t ... Continue reading


Yellowstone National Park raises fire danger level to HIGH
posted by Dave Hornoff

July 14, 2024 — Photo by: NPS / Jacob W. Frank Yellowstone National Park By: MTN News Posted at 11:37 AM, Jul 10, 2024   YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - On Wednesday, ... Continue reading


7-13-24 Junctions, Wapiti, grizzly
posted by Laurie Lyman

July 13, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junctions from Krisztina G ~  What a beautiful morning it was as I drove into the park around 5:25am.  Fog covered Round Prairie as I traveled through.  I had to stop to take a dee ... Continue reading


Car drives into Yellowstone geyser, all occupants survive
posted by Dave Hornoff

July 13, 2024 — YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A car with five occupants drove off the road and into a thermal pool on Thursday, July 12 in Yellowstone National Park (YNP). A grey SUV yesterday accidentally veered into the ... Continue reading


7-12-24 Junctions, Wapiti, grizzly
posted by Laurie Lyman

July 12, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ First thing this morning I heard from Krisztina with good news.  From Krisztina G ~  I am happy to say that as many of us were so worried yesterday.  How funny it is, like the ... Continue reading


7-11-24 Junctions, ? black wolf
posted by Laurie Lyman

July 11, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~   Still very hot out here.  Eighty-two at 11:00 in the Soda Butte Valley as we made our way back east.  Not good weather for seeing animals unfortunately.  It ranged from 85 ... Continue reading


National Park Service Offers Grim PSA For Hiking In Bear Country
posted by Dave Hornoff

July 11, 2024 — Hiking in Bear Country: What If a Bear Finds Me? NPS Photo / Neal Herbert You’ve taken a lunch break while hiking and sat down just off the trail, when out of nowhere you hear an a ... Continue reading


Voices of Yellowstone
posted by Dave Hornoff

July 11, 2024 — Voices of Yellowstone: First Peoples Celebration   Yellowstone Revealed: illuminated teepees and Milky Way at North Entrance in Gardiner, Montana NPS / Jacob W. Frank   Subscr ... Continue reading


7-10-24 Junctions, other critters
posted by Laurie Lyman

July 10, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ It was a very warm day with 78 at Northeast this afternoon. We headed in and looked in the Lamar but no Mollies.  We continued to Slough where Krisztina and others had had a brief glimpse o ... Continue reading


Identity released after shooter dies in exchange of gunfire with Yellowstone rangers
posted by Dave Hornoff

July 10, 2024 — YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Officials have released the name of the man who died during a shootout with park rangers in Yellowstone National Park on Thursday. Park County, Wyoming, Coroner Cody G ... Continue reading


7-9-24 Junctions, Mollies, Wapitis, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

July 9, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Toasty day for Yellowstone but compared to many parts of the country, we are not so bad at 74 degrees at 11:00 in the Soda Butte Valley. I am unable to explain to you how many bison there are in ... Continue reading


7-8-24 Junctions, Wapiti, grizzlies. moose and other critters
posted by Laurie Lyman

July 8, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Another nice day but as with a lot of places right now, it is hotter.  I am always amazed at the intensity of the sun here. Junction very early morning from Helena E ~  907 was up ... Continue reading


7-7-24 Junctions, Wapiti, grizzlies, black bears and other wildlife
posted by Laurie Lyman

July 7, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Thirty-seven heading out and 62 heading in.  Nothing on earth makes lovelier clouds than the mountains.  The sky was covered in areas with just enough holes to let the sun shine through ... Continue reading


7-6-24 Junctions, 1048M, Wapiti, grizzlies, moose
posted by Laurie Lyman

July 6, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ I am back in the saddle again for a few days.  The Park is bursting with visitors with lines and lines of cars.  If one has an appointment or a plane to catch better leave real early. & ... Continue reading


7-5-24 Junctions and Wapitis
posted by Laurie Lyman

July 5, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junctions from Helena E ~  It was 36 degrees on the Blacktail at 4:40am as I headed east. When I set up in Slough I could see 907 walking from Flower Hill into the Eastern Tre ... Continue reading


7-4-24 Junctions, Wapiti, grizzlies, moose
posted by Laurie Lyman

July 4, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~  Happy 4th of July!!  It is still barely 4th of July as I type this. A visitor lost the photo and movie that they took on May 27th of 1479F crossing the campground road.  If anyone ... Continue reading


7-3-24 Junctions, 1 Wapiti, moose, other wildlife
posted by Laurie Lyman

July 3, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junctions from Helena E ~  My morning began with a beautiful young coyote that bounded across the road just east of Mammoth. By 5am it was 45 degrees in Little America. Soon after setti ... Continue reading


Superintendent Office
posted by Dave Hornoff

July 3, 2024 —           Cam Sholly assumed duties as the Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park in October of 2018. Cam is a third-generation park service manager and began his Nation ... Continue reading


State agency outlines next steps in restoring Yellowstone River following asphalt spill
posted by Dave Hornoff

July 3, 2024 — The removal of 420,000 pounds of asphalt from the Yellowstone River won’t get the ecosystem back to what it was before train cars crashed off a bridge near Reed Point last June causing the spill.   ... Continue reading


7-2-24 Junctions, Wapitis, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

July 2, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junction morning from Helena E ~  After the overnight downpour, first light revealed low fog stretching from the Blacktail (at 41 degrees), to lower Hellroaring where it was socked in, to th ... Continue reading


7-1-24 Junctions, Wapiti, grizzlies, other critters
posted by Laurie Lyman

July 1, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Laurie ~  We bid farewell to our friend and fellow wolf watcher and advocate, Doug McLaughlin, this morning as he pulled out with his daughter on his way to Oregon to start the next cha ... Continue reading


Rare white buffalo sacred to Native Americans not seen since June 4 birth, Yellowstone officials say — In the wild, a white buffalo is allegedly born 'once in every 1 million births'
posted by Dave Hornoff

July 1, 2024 — Yellowstone National Park officials said Friday a rare white buffalo sacred to Native Americans has not been seen since its birth on June 4. The birth of the white buffalo, which fulfilled a Lakota prophe ... Continue reading


Tribes honor the birth of a rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone and reveal its name: Wakan Gli
posted by Dave Hornoff

July 1, 2024 — The moment marked the highlight of a Native American religious ceremony to commemorate the calf’s birth that also featured dancing, drumming, singing and the retelling of how a mysterious woman brought a ... Continue reading


Yellowstone National Park sees more than 522K visitors in May
posted by Dave Hornoff

July 1, 2024 — MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park hosted 522,450 recreational visitors in May, a sign that the park is entering its busy summer months. The park’s May numbers are up 15% from Ma ... Continue reading


6-30-24 Junctions, Wapiti, grizzlies and other critters
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 30, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junction from Helena E ~  The temperature on the Blacktail was 45 degrees as we headed east, and were set up by 5:40 am up on Dave's Hill. After ten minutes 1479 was visible in the morn ... Continue reading


6-29-24 Junctions, grizzlies, other critters
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 29, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junction Report from Helena E ~  Leaving Gardiner at 4:30 am the Elk and Pronghorn were all over the OGR before first light. When I reached the Blacktail it was 34 degrees. I stopped to ... Continue reading


Proposed Greater Yellowstone Act aims to safeguard 250,000 acres
posted by Dave Hornoff

June 29, 2024 — The Gallatin Forest Partnership unveiled proposed federal legislation Thursday night to permanently protect 250,000 acres of public land in the Madison and Gallatin mountain ranges.   The G ... Continue reading


6-28-24 Junctions, Wapitis, grizzlies, other critters
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 28, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Report from Helena E ~  I arrived at Slough by 5:30, and with yesterday morning’s activity in Lamar, decided to check in with friends in Slough who had no activity yet, so I conti ... Continue reading


White Bison Calf — Park confirms presence on June 4--not since
posted by Editor of Yellowstone Reports

June 28, 2024 — At this time, Yellowstone National Park can confirm, based on multiple creditable sightings, that a white bison calf was born in Lamar Valley on June 4, 2024.   Yellowstone’s Center for Resou ... Continue reading


6-27-24 Junctions, Wapitis, grizzlies, other critters
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 27, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junction morning from Helena E ~  I set up on Dave’s Hill in Slough at 5:15am. There was no activity in the usual areas. Around 6am howling was heard south of the Buffalo Ranch, a ... Continue reading


6-26-24 Junctions, Wapiti, grizzlies, other critters
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 26, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~   Junction report ~  Both alphas and the pups were at the Slough den.  Gary G was scanning from Picnic Pullout around 7AM and spotted 1479F, 1477F, and 1478F near the tree lin ... Continue reading


6-25-24 Junctions, Wapiti, lone wolf, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 25, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~   Junctions ~  907F and the pups were in the den area and the alpha male and 1479F were in Lamar.  In the evening, Melba stopped by and 907 was bedded near the Eastern Trees a ... Continue reading


MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY –
posted by Dave Hornoff

June 25, 2024 — MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – The park hosted 522,450 recreation visits in May 2024, up 15% from May 2023 (454,262 recreation visits). This May’s visitation showed a 10% increase from May 2021 (473,799 ... Continue reading


Buffalo Field Campaign to hold ceremony to honor birth of white buffalo calf
posted by Dave Hornoff

June 25, 2024 —   MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY — The Buffalo Field Campaign will hold a ceremony Wednesday, acknowledging the birth of a white buffalo calf in Yellowstone National Park earlier this month. The ev ... Continue reading


6-24-24 Junctions, lone wolf, grizzlies, moose
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 24, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junction morning ~  Very brief Junction report today.  People saw 907F, 1478F and the 2 pups in the den area.  No other sightings reported. Grizzly at Northeast from Hunter, ... Continue reading


6-23-24 Junctions, lone wolf, grizzlies, moose
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 23, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junction Report ~  At 5:30 1479F was in the Slough den area in the marsh. The black pup and gray pup were there and following her around.  She being the only surviving pup last yea ... Continue reading


6-22-24 Junctions, Wapiti? grizzlies and other critters
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 22, 2024 — Hi Everyone: Junction morning report from Paul H ~ It was another morning where wolves were active at first light. At 5:00 am at least one gray and two black wolves got together below the Sage Den. One bl ... Continue reading