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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #225 on: April 13, 2018, 01:23:13 AM »
Google maps shows it's only 1.45 from JAC to Grant Village.

Google maps goes out the window the instant there's a bear/bison/antelope/moose/whatever jam. And there will be a lot of those.
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #226 on: April 13, 2018, 08:36:54 AM »
Google maps goes out the window the instant there's a bear/bison/antelope/moose/whatever jam. And there will be a lot of those.
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I made that mistake and ended up in middle of no where when it was pitch black outside give yourself loads of extra time! I actually swipeda Buffalo with my car because  I couldn’t see anything!

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #227 on: April 13, 2018, 10:04:25 AM »
Ok - I guess I should stay Sunday and Monday in West Yellowstone and Tuesday - Thursday at the Marriott in JAC. Though it's driving me crazy to spend about $800 extra on those two nights when I have free nights at the Marriott.

Anyone interested in buying or swapping my extra two nights (two rooms) at the Marriott?

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #228 on: April 13, 2018, 11:32:36 AM »
Ok - I guess I should stay Sunday and Monday in West Yellowstone and Tuesday - Thursday at the Marriott in JAC. Though it's driving me crazy to spend about $800 extra on those two nights when I have free nights at the Marriott.

Anyone interested in buying or swapping my extra two nights (two rooms) at the Marriott?
It shouldn't cost you $400 a night to stay in West Yellowstone or in some of the hotels in the park.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #229 on: April 13, 2018, 11:47:56 AM »
But didn't really go into Lamar valley.
That's practically criminal. (well assuming you have any interest in seeing Bison)

ETA: got confused with Hayden Valley.
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #230 on: April 13, 2018, 11:50:29 AM »
That's practically criminal. (well assuming you have any interest in seeing Bison)
We saw bison in many places including in Hayden Valley

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #231 on: April 13, 2018, 11:54:19 AM »
We saw bison in many places including in Hayden Valley
Oops, you're right, I stand corrected. I got my valleys mixed up there for a minute. Missing Hayden valley would be criminal.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #232 on: April 13, 2018, 11:55:37 AM »
That's practically criminal. (well assuming you have any interest in seeing Bison)

We saw bison in many places including in Hayden Valley

I've seen many people get confused by the two. Hayden is the more accessible one (between the lake and the canyon), where there are huge wildlife concentrations in the summer. Lamar is the more remote of the two (waaay out of the main loops), whose claim to fame are the wolves in the winter.

Lamar is mostly skippable in the summer.

ETA: @whYME types faster than me.
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #233 on: April 13, 2018, 12:04:56 PM »
Lamar is mostly skippable in the summer.
FWIW, a ranger once told me that the best place to see bears is usually the road from Mammoth spring towards Lamar Valley, between Mammoth springs and the road going down to Hayden etc

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #234 on: April 13, 2018, 12:07:14 PM »

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #235 on: April 13, 2018, 01:41:30 PM »
And there will be a lot of those.
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The few times I've driven that stretch of road I didn't see more then a squirrel.

Regardless, 1:45 seems kinda ambitious and the best case scenario and as others have pointed out that's basically the very beginning of the park, you still have quite a ways to go until whatever it is you actually want to see.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #236 on: April 13, 2018, 01:43:25 PM »
FTFY :)

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The few times I've driven that stretch of road I didn't see more then a squirrel.

You must have the most rotten luck on the planet then ;D
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #237 on: April 13, 2018, 02:08:26 PM »
Oops, you're right, I stand corrected. I got my valleys mixed up there for a minute. Missing Hayden valley would be criminal.
I've seen many people get confused by the two. Hayden is the more accessible one (between the lake and the canyon), where there are huge wildlife concentrations in the summer. Lamar is the more remote of the two (waaay out of the main loops), whose claim to fame are the wolves in the winter.

Lamar is mostly skippable in the summer.

ETA: @whYME types faster than me.
I did the full loop touching Lamar Valley, that was the quietest Rd in Yellowstone. It was somewhere in the Tower junction that I saw my only Wolf in Yellowstone and some bears pretty far off the Rd.
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You must have the most rotten luck on the planet then ;D
I didn't see as many Bison as I thought I would. And based on what we heard from others they didn't see the packs either during my stay...

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #238 on: April 18, 2018, 02:25:56 PM »
I have a 5 night stay at the brand new Marriott in Jackson Hole. I will only be using 3 of the five nights. So 2 nights available for sale - Aug 5-7 (Sunday-Tuesday) or Aug 10-12 (Friday-Sunday). I have two rooms each nights. Please PM if you are interested. $200 per room per night OBO (hotel rate is over $500 with taxes).

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #239 on: June 07, 2018, 05:57:28 PM »
Woman gored by bison after crowd gets too close

Another reminder to be careful around the animals