Going to Yellowstone National park this summer to paddle on Yellowstone Lake for 19 days. Camping along the shore at backcountry camp sites. Any body been there-done that? would like info on particulars.
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Posted by: paddletothesea on Apr-30-11 5:04 PM (EST)
I paddle it often and live an hour north of the park so I have a lot of info...more or less.
Yes, but not for 19 days|
Posted by: pikabike on May-01-11 12:53 AM (EST)
Posted by: agongos on May-02-11 6:48 AM (EST)
Thanks for the info. Wife was wondering about the pit toilets. That's good. We got our campsite choices back from the park a couple weeks ago. We're putting-in at Sedge Bay, traveling south, and exploring all three fingers. Then coming back to Sedge Bay. Staying at a few sights for two nights to really relax. Thanks again for your input.
Posted by: paddletothesea on May-01-11 10:51 AM (EST)
Posted by: bryanhansel on May-01-11 3:59 PM (EST)
I haven't paddled there, but I bought the paddling guidebook last time I was out that way. I still pull it out and dream about a trip around the lake. If you haven't bought it here's the link to 'Paddling Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks' on Amazon: http://amzn.to/k7niRK
Posted by: agongos on May-02-11 6:42 AM (EST)
Hi Brian, I see your name on other kayak sites quite often. I have the book you mention. It is interesting, and yes we are really excited! Going in August.
august is good.|
Posted by: paddletothesea on May-02-11 8:52 PM (EST)
the end of august the bugs will die.
Posted by: agongos on May-03-11 6:36 AM (EST)
Did you get my emails? I sent you my new address.
Posted by: paddletothesea on May-03-11 9:18 PM (EST)
are you sure that is the correct email???? I sent two replys and they came back as "undeliverable"...let me know if you never got any reply from me and we'll go from there.
heres some info|
Posted by: paddletothesea on May-05-11 10:42 AM (EST)
i cut and pasted the first response into the new email addy you gave...if its not there...check your spam box
Posted by: agongos on May-05-11 10:08 PM (EST)
Got it! Sent you one too.
make sure your food containers will|
Posted by: bigspencer on May-24-11 6:50 PM (EST)
lock up the smells and plan your campsite food storage. It's not a minor issue when in potential bear country.
Posted by: slackerV on Jun-23-11 2:37 PM (EST)
I'd recommend the book "Death in Yellowstone" and "Hawks Rest".
Posted by: paddletothesea on Jun-26-11 10:15 AM (EST)
with there still being a lot of snow in yellowstone and wet spring....
Yellowstone National Park|
Posted by: WaterBug on Aug-06-11 7:41 PM (EST)
The greatest cause of death in Yellowstone Park is not the bears or hot water or lightning or avalanches...……it's Yellowstone Lake according to the book "Death in Yellowstone".
Should I expect to see other parties?|
Posted by: rpg51 on Nov-02-11 7:25 PM (EST)
I am also considering Yellowstone for a trip in the 2-3 week category. Tell me, when you have traveled the area by canoe or kayak, do you see other parties or are you buy yourself?
You will see other parties in summer|
Posted by: pikabike on Nov-03-11 2:47 PM (EST)
Posted by: rpg51 on Nov-21-11 8:34 PM (EST)
The fact that camping is permitted only in designated sites is a problem in bear country. Bear/human contact is significantly reduced, and bears are less likely to become habituated if you travel in areas with fewer people and no designated sites where bears find food. A trip in Yellowstone is interesting, but I think I'll keep leaning to trips in areas were few people travel and the bears are not habituated.
Posted by: paddletothesea on Nov-22-11 6:09 PM (EST)
Lake yellowstone is a.great destination. I spent 9 days paddling the roadless part of the lake. It is one of the remotest part of the.lower 48. We hardly saw a human the whole time. Never had a bear encounter since most are up high.eatting the good.berry crop this.year. thud are not agitated much in that part either. Don't limit such.a.great location..elk., moose, wolves, eagles, landfill.cranes, plenty of 5- lb cuthroat trout, solitude, awesome camps and great hiking and paddling.
That does sound inviting|
Posted by: rpg51 on Nov-25-11 6:21 PM (EST)
What time of year were you there?
Bears when boating|
Posted by: pikabike on Nov-25-11 7:03 PM (EST)
In all my visits to Yellowstone, whether for hiking or kayaking, I never encountered a bear in either the backcountry or the human-infested areas.
Posted by: paddletothesea on Nov-26-11 12:38 PM (EST)
I was there mid august. From there to end of October is awesome...no bugs, nice .lighting, temps, few people.
Posted by: pikabike on Nov-26-11 1:45 PM (EST)
...is better, for sure. Bugginess depends partly on how many frost nights have occurred.
runner up photo of the week|
Posted by: paddletothesea on Nov-30-11 11:54 AM (EST)
I got runner up photo of the week here...
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Dec-01-11 8:12 PM (EST)
Looks like a good way to see the park!