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A grizzly bear boar, grizzly bear sow, her three cubs dine on the bounty of Yellowstone with a pack of wolves in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park

I’m being held in place by the nature I love even if its unforgiving at its best. Today it holds me to the bottom of this river and surrounds me with awe and exhilaration and privilege.

Dana was scared of grizzlies and voiced her concerns, I quickly allayed her trepidation and she was game to follow.

Access to Yellowstone in winter is the problem, it has become illegal to take a private snowmobile into Yellowstone and very few of us have snow coaches of our own or are capable of marathon ski expeditions to access Yellowstone’s winter wonders, but it is not as inaccessible as many think.

Perhaps more than any other member of the animal kingdom, wolves have historically played the villain’s role.

Spring in Yellowstone it the best time to see Grizzly Bears. The peaks are full of snow and all the food is in the valley bottoms where the rivers and creeks flow. Most of Yellowstone’s roads are built along the creeks and rivers in the valley bottoms where the bears forage for food in the […]

The sow and four cubs awoke a half hour after my return and they put on a good show for about a half an hour 100 yards from the road then they disappeared into the trees. Our extended wait for the next appearance of the cubs came during a downpour of frozen snowballs that came at us sideways but very few of the dozens of us assembled where about to leave.

  The spring of 2010 brought a nice surprise to Yellowstone National Park, A grizzly sow with four new cubs put on quite a show in Yellowstone’s northwest corner. The sow was dubbed Quadra Mom. One of the quadruplets was a runt half the size of the others and was often seen hitchhiking on his […]

And you thought Mt. St Helens was a big eruption! At the heart of Yellowstone’s past, present, and future lies volcanism, the Yellowstone Caldera. The Yellowstone Caldera is one of the largest and most active calderas in the world. Catastrophic eruptions occurred here about 2 million years ago, then 1.2 million years ago, and then 600,000 years a go. The latest eruption spewed out nearly 240 cubic miles of debris.

Copyright © 2012 All Rights Reserved by Daryl L. Hunter ~ written for and originally published in The Greater Yellowstone Resource Guide “Locking Horns – Bison Demonstrating Metaphors” I look at this picture and I see a metaphor, a metaphor that is emblematic of my life. I have been locking horns with people ever since my age of […]