Yellowstone January 1982

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In January 1982 I visited Yellowstone National Park with Dana Hansen. The park was popular with snowmobilers who rode in from West Yellowstone in droves. Although the famous lodge at Old Faithful was closed in the winter the concessionaire operated the appropriately named Snow Lodge during the winter and carried visitors into the park in large, tracked snow coaches.

The Park Service maintained trails around the Old Faithful geyser basin and nearby locals. During our visit we managed to ski roughly 34 miles, past waterfalls, geysers, elk and bison. The temperature hovered between 0 and 20 degrees during our three day visit.

The Fire Hole River.

The Fire Hole River.

Lone Star Geyser.

Lone Star Geyser.

Fairy Falls. It was an 18 mile round trip from the Snow Lodge to the falls.

Fairy Falls. It was an 18 mile round trip from the Snow Lodge to the falls.

Fairy Falls.

Fairy Falls.

 

Fairy Falls.

Fairy Falls.

The Madison River.

The Madison River.

The Madison River.

The Madison River.

Lone Star Geyser. This geyser erupts infrequently and we were lucky enough to catch an eruption.

Lone Star Geyser. This geyser erupts infrequently and we were lucky enough to catch an eruption.

 

 

 


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