Watching Wolves…

On Sunday my husband and I had the opportunity to go on a snow coach, whose name was Rosebud, through Yellowstone Park.  We have been through Yellowstone many times throughout other times of the year but never winter.  We love going to Yellowstone, and the winter version did not disappoint!  Seeing everything under a blanket of snow was truly beautiful.  We seen abundant wildlife and had a wonderful tour guide.  We used Alpen Guides based in West Yellowstone, their classic snow coaches were too cool!  The oldest snow coach there has been in service since 1953….

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Like I mentioned above, we were able to see abundant wildlife but the coolest of the two critters we saw were very far away.  Luckily, there were spotting scopes available to look at them close up.  The first critter was a male grizzly, out of hibernation in February which is very rare.  He is very groggy here and a taking a nap under a tree, you probably have to use your imagination to see him here but really he is there! lol…7J8A1537-Edit

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Two wolves sunning themselves on a distant hill.  You might be able to see the whiter wolf if you squint your eyes real hard, the second one is off to the right in a bit of a hole… I had major lens envy with the people there and their huge prime lenses! lol!7J8A1496-Edit

We seen a lot of other critters that I’ll share later!

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5 comments on “Watching Wolves…

  1. Jet Eliot says:

    How incredibly exciting that is! Enjoyed your wildlife sightings so much, thank you. 🙂

  2. How great is that? And it must not disturb the wildlife like the places that allow snowmobiles or do they allow them there. I wonder why the bear was out. I hope he gets back to his den and doesn’t deplete his energy.. Thank you for linking in Erin…best wishes to you and your wonderful family..Michelle

  3. Yes, it was wonderful! The grizzly was a male and the tour guide said once the males come out they generally don’t go back into hibernation. They also do allow snowmobiles, but they MUST stay on the groomed road and can not leave. The majority of the snowmobiles belong with a tour guide. People wishing to enter on their own have to enter a lottery drawing and hope to get to go, the guide says right now only 2 people per entrance are allowed to go in each day with out a guide.

  4. Margaret says:

    What a fun thing to do. I have never seen a snow coach. How exciting to see both the bear and Wolves.

  5. Interesting machine you traveled out to view the wildlife. I’ve never seen a bear in the wild before (that I can actually remember – I was little when we visited Yellowstone as a child) How neat you spotted the bear and the wolves.

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