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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #90 on: January 22, 2015, 10:01:29 AM »
If you are not planning on going off the road then you have nothing at all to worry about from bears.

If you plan on doing back country hiking just follow instructions and you'll be fine.
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #91 on: January 22, 2015, 10:16:18 AM »
Took my kids and on a 3 week trip a few years back to Yosemite- absolutely gorgeous!  have been thinking about Yellowstone, been looking at taking the "Empire Builder" (northern route) on Amtrak out of Chicago, getting off at Glacier Park, MT, then driving south to Yellowstone, and continuing to Denver to fly out.  Empire route is supposed to be very pretty (although not sure of the car rental rates one-way from Glacier...).

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #92 on: January 19, 2016, 08:08:58 AM »
Planing a Yellowstone trip this summer with 4 kids 7/4 -7/13. Anyone else going around then? It's seems like I am going to need to buy and leave there a grill, cooler, microwave/toaster over. Looking to split it with some who will be there before or after me.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #93 on: July 03, 2016, 12:12:43 PM »
Planing a Yellowstone trip this summer with 4 kids 7/4 -7/13. Anyone else going around then? It's seems like I am going to need to buy and leave there a grill, cooler, microwave/toaster over. Looking to split it with some who will be there before or after me.
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #94 on: July 17, 2016, 12:41:43 AM »
I'm planning a Yellowstone/grand Teton trip in August
I would appreciate if anyone could give me their favorite sites in both
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #95 on: July 17, 2016, 09:10:23 AM »
I'm planning a Yellowstone/grand Teton trip in August
I would appreciate if anyone could give me their favorite sites in both
thanks
Kayaking on  Jenny lake. Dont waste too much time going to the geysers.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #96 on: July 17, 2016, 11:14:01 AM »
Kayaking on  Jenny lake. Dont waste too much time going to the geysers.

+1

The geysers are cool in the beginning but after a few of the classic ones (old faithful...) it gets repetitive. I did one day doing different trails that had geysers, that was more than enough.
The canyon there is absolutely stunning (some people think its as nice as the Grand Canyon, although very different) Also, there is phenomenal whute water rafting in the area if that your thing. Those were my favorite 2 things when I went.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #97 on: July 18, 2016, 01:13:12 AM »
Yup. Deffinetly don't miss the canyon. I was there at sunset and it was unreal.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #98 on: July 18, 2016, 11:46:47 AM »
There's a fairly short but quite steep (it's basically one long switchback all the way down) trail that takes you right to the top of the waterfall. I can't remember the name of it right now but I've done it a couple of times and I'd recommend it. The trail itself is rather boring but it has the advantage of being stroller-friendly and the "payoff" at the end is quite nice.
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #99 on: July 18, 2016, 12:02:50 PM »
There's a fairly short but quite steep (it's basically one long switchback all the way down) trail that takes you right to the top of the waterfall. I can't remember the name of it right now but I've done it a couple of times, and I'd recommend it. The trail itself is rather boring but it has the advantage of being stroller-friendly and the "payoff" at the end is quite nice.
I should've been a little clearer, (it's probably obvious once you've been there, but I shouldn't assume everybody knows what I'm talking about) the waterfall I'm talking about is the lower falls, it's in the Canyon Village area.

For seeing wildlife, (particularly bison,) IME the best place has always been the Hayden valley area. i.e. the area between Canyon Village and the Lake.
I was told by a ranger that the road at the northern part of the park,  between mammoth springs and where you get the road heading down to canyon village is supposed to be good for seeing bears but when I went there we didn't see anything at all. (I wouldn't judge based only on that. I was in Yellowstone for one day on this trip and drove through most of the park, it was pretty rainy that day and save for a few deer/elk we didn't see any animals anywhere.)

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #100 on: July 18, 2016, 01:28:54 PM »
There's a fairly short but quite steep (it's basically one long switchback all the way down) trail that takes you right to the top of the waterfall. I can't remember the name of it right now but I've done it a couple of times, and I'd recommend it. The trail itself is rather boring but it has the advantage of being stroller-friendly and the "payoff" at the end is quite nice.
+1
Definitely worthwhile as well.

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Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #101 on: July 18, 2016, 01:49:48 PM »
I should've been a little clearer, (it's probably obvious once you've been there, but I shouldn't assume everybody knows what I'm talking about) the waterfall I'm talking about is the lower falls, it's in the Canyon Village area.

For seeing wildlife, (particularly bison,) IME the best place has always been the Hayden valley area. i.e. the area between Canyon Village and the Lake.
I was told by a ranger that the road at the northern part of the park,  between mammoth springs and where you get the road heading down to canyon village is supposed to be good for seeing bears but when I went there we didn't see anything at all. (I wouldn't judge based only on that. I was in Yellowstone for one day on this trip and drove through most of the park, it was pretty rainy that day and save for a few deer/elk we didn't see any animals anywhere.)
I believe it's called either uncle toms trail or uncle toms cabin trail +1 I really enjoyed it as well
Edit: I'm talking about a diff trail that is not stroller friendly basically a bunch of steps to get a real good view of the lower waterfall. If you have kids then you are stuck with this trail of not skip it for uncle toms...
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #102 on: July 18, 2016, 01:57:08 PM »
I believe it's called either uncle toms trail or uncle toms cabin trail +1 I really enjoyed it as well
Edit: I'm talking about a diff trail that is not stroller friendly basically a bunch of steps to get a real good view of the lower waterfall. If you have kids then you are stuck with this trail of not skip it for uncle toms...

Uncle Toms is the exact opposite of stroller friendly...

+1 on Hayden Valley, there's a good reason its called the Serengeti of the west. Also the Antelope Flats area of the Tetons usually has a high concentration of wildlife.
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #103 on: July 18, 2016, 01:57:54 PM »
Cmiiw the trail Whyme is talking about takes you right on top of the falls right where I have drawn an arrow
The trail in talking about is where I took this pic

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #104 on: July 18, 2016, 02:16:49 PM »


Cmiiw the trail Whyme is talking about takes you right on top of the falls right where I have drawn an arrow
yes, exactly.